Ohio Becomes 28th State to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Not all cultures are equal, and due to mass immigration states now have to pass legislation to outlaw the abhorrent cultural practices of the invaders.

Maine might have been the 29th state to ban FGM, but Muslims and the ACLU partnered with Democrats to vote against the bill.

Source: Ohio Becomes 28th State to Criminalize FGM h/t @thirdrailtalk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The national EndFGMToday campaign is applauding Ohio Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers for a bipartisan effort to protect women and girls from the horrific and barbaric procedure of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Ohio House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to outlaw FGM in the state mid-last month. The bill, SB214, had passed the Ohio Senate unanimously with bipartisan support on Dec. 5 and was sponsored by Sens. Louis Terhar and Peggy Lehner. Twenty-three other Ohio senators co-sponsored the effort, and 49 members of the House also signed on to the bill. Kasich signed the bill into law Friday afternoon.

“All of us involved with the #EndFGMToday movement are thankful that Ohio lawmakers have seen the importance of outlawing FGM in their state,” said internationally renowned attorney and child welfare advocate Elizabeth Yore, who heads EndFGMToday. “SB214 appears to be a ‘gold standard’ bill in that it not only outlaws the procedure, but also prohibits trafficking for the purpose of having FGM performed and provides for severe sanctions for any doctor who performs the procedure. This strong bill will also trigger an automatic review by the State Medical Board of Ohio of doctors who perform the procedure.”

The move makes Ohio the 28th state to criminalize FGM, as 27 other states across the nation have instituted their own laws that criminalize the barbaric procedure of FGM, which is performed on girls as young as 7 years old and leaves physical and emotional scars for a lifetime.

In Ohio, 24,320 girls and women are at risk for FGM, including 12,079 girls under age 18, according to research by the Population Reference Bureau and reported byCleveland.com.

State laws criminalizing FGM are especially important after a district judge in Michigan ruled that the federal FGM law was unconstitutional, in the process dismissing charges against three alleged FGM perpetrators awaiting trial in Detroit.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 500,000 women and girls are at risk for FGM in the U.S. Yore also noted that female genital mutilation is recognized by both the World Health Organization and the United Nations as a human rights violation perpetrated upon little girls and women. Over 200 millionwomen worldwide have been subjected to this cruel practice.

The bills unanimously passed both the House and Senate with no Nays, no No Votes, and no Abstain votes. All Yays.

8 thoughts on “Ohio Becomes 28th State to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  1. thank you. we must do everything short of and including expulsion of muz from western lands. i approve this message. imam mortimer enforcer of sharia censorship disagrees but i noted this

  2. End the barbaric practice of fgm it has no place in the USA . It is abuse !! Disgusting and reprehensible. No Sharia law is allowed in the USA… Enforce USA laws !!

  3. Isn’t the intentional mutilation of anyone already a crime in every state? Cut off a finger or a nose in any state and see what happens. This is barbarism on steroids.

  4. In addition to the ACLU-ME and the Democrats, the Maine Peoples’ [Marxist] Alliance and the Somali community itself were also against this bill. So much for their pretense of protecting young girls from child abuse by allowing this barbaric religious/cultural practice to continue in Maine.

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