Maine Senate to vote on female genital mutilation bill – WGME

A bill that would specifically make female genital mutilation a crime in Maine is heading to a likely vote in the Senate Friday, even as House leaders say they don’t plan to hold a vote no matter what the Senate does.

Democrats say the procedure, which is condemned by the World Health Organization, is already a crime covered by Maine’s assault statute, and is also a federal crime.

Read more here: http://wgme.com/news/local/bill-outlawing-female-genital-mutilation-appears-to-be-dead

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