A Maine lawmaker says she’s not giving up on a bill that appears to be dead.
Rep. Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) is calling on her colleagues in the House and Senate to make female genital mutilation illegal, and there’s a slight chance her bill could get new life later this week.
The bill is also getting a boost after actress Kelly Carlson posted a video online.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense