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Female Genital Mutilation Bills Pass State Senate

May 17, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers are quickly pushing through female genital mutilation legislation. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers are moving fast to ramp up prison time for female genital mutilation. 

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo
WMUK

A state Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough. But, a lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.


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MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) A group of Republican state lawmakers and Catholic parents are challenging Michigan’s ban on public money for private and religious schools. 

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