Michigan Rep wants to toughen Federal penalty for FGM

July 20, 2017: Birmingham Rep. Dave Trott proposes "to make female genital mutilation a 15-year crime nationwide, matching a tough new Michigan penalty signed into law earlier this month". This act is called the Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act and would raise the current federal prison time of up to five years for the crime of mutilating the genitals of anyone under the age of 18. Trott will propose the legislation on Thursday with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York.

It's also noteworthy that the investigation of female genital mutilation has spread beyond Michigan to at Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

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