Texas Senate approves bill to raise penalties for female genital mutilation

With lightning speed, the Texas Senate on Wednesday approved increased penalties for the long-banned and ritualistic practice of female genital mutilation.

Senate Bill 323, which shot through a Senate committee after being filed just a week ago, was approved in a final vote of 31-0. All eight women senators were co-authors.

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