Act Relative to the Penalties for the Crime of Female Genital Mutilation (H4606)
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Natalie Higgins and Rep. Jay Livingstone; Senator Joe Boncore
This bill will:
Criminalize the inhumane practice of female genital mutilation which can lead to negative health consequences, difficulties during childbirth, lifelong psychological and emotional trauma, and even death.
Protect the nearly 14,591 at-risk girls in Massachusetts.
Make Massachusetts the 29th state in the nation to outlaw this practice.