Maine’s legislature failed to protect little girls from a horrible mutilation practice, so the bill’s sponsor now is focusing on the governor’s office in hopes of reviving it.
State Representative Heather Sirocki tried to get a bill passed to criminalize female genital mutilation practiced by part of the state’s population. Although it was tossed between both houses, the bill failed to pass by the end of the session.
Sirocki tells OneNewsNow there’s proof the cruel practice, usually religiously motivated, is occurring in the U.S.: the Medicaid billing system has been reimbursing providers to treat complications with female genital mutilation in Maine.
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