In the News: New Hampshire Bans Female Genital Mutilation

The AHA (Ayaan Hirsi Ali) Foundation, which campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female excision, announces that New Hampshire has recently criminalizes the excision of young girls and thus becomes the 27th state of the United States to do so. But that means that 23 states still have no legislation banning that atrocious practice. Furthermore, even among the 27 which ban it, the legislation requires strengthening in some cases.

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