Snyder to consider outlawing female genital mutilation – The Detroit News

Female genital mutilation would be a 15-year state felony under a legislative package on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder.

Competing bill packages from House and Senate lawmakers would make cutting girls’ genitalia a state felony and drew wide support from both Democrats and Republicans as they scrambled to back it following news of the nation’s first-ever federal genital mutilation charges involving three Metro Detroit doctors last month.

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