The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also…

The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also declared the U.S. law banning the practice unconstitutional. (From PBS NewsHour)

Why the U.S. ban on female genital mutilation was ruled unconstitutional

The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also declared the U.S. law banning the practice unconstitutional. In his 28-page decision, U.S.

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0 Responses to The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also…

  1. Ray Bernache says:

    What the everloving fuck !?!?

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  2. Jim Douglas says:

    Huh, a jurisdictional question, not what I was expecting to read. So apparently anyone living in the remaining states that don’t yet outlaw it needs to start yelling at their state representatives.

    en.wikipedia.org – Prevalence of female genital mutilation by country

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  3. Pete Hardie says:

    Does this set a precedent for marijuana laws?

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  4. How is this not illegal in every state under existing laws as battery and/or child-abuse?

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  5. Lars Fosdal says:

    What about male circumcision?

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  6. So basically he’s saying every state should have a law against religiously aggravated child abuse…
    Which could have it’s uses in respect of other religiously motivated “practices”…

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  7. Lars Fosdal Of children unable to give consent and for non-medical reasons? Yes, that is also clearly child abuse. If an adult male wants to have himself cut for religious reasons, that should be his right.

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