violence against women

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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State Senator Margaret O’Brien says female genital mutilation is horrific, and she says there is never a medical reason for it. The Kalamazoo County Republican is one of the sponsors of a package of bills to make female genital mutilation a state crime.


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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A federal prosecutor recently revealed as many as 100 girls in Michigan may have been victims of female genital mutilation. Now the state legislature is working quickly to pass bills to make it a 15-year felony in Michigan. 

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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