An Act Relative to Female Genital Mutilation/An Act Relative to Penalties for the Crime of Female Genital Mutilation (HD849, SD617)
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.