Rep. Ilhan Omar 'Disgusted' At Activist's Female Genital Mutilation QuestionAt a conference on Muslims in politics this week, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was “disgusted” at a question about female genital mutilation, saying that she and other Muslim lawmakers are often asked to “waste their time” addressing issues other members of Congress aren’t.
US Drops Appeal Dismissing Female Genital Mutilation ChargesThe U.S. Justice Department said a federal ban on genital mutilation should be rewritten to protect it from constitutional challenges after a judge in Detroit threw out charges against members of a Muslim sect.
Ruling In Genital Mutilation Case Shocks Women's AdvocatesWomen's rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation was unconstitutional. They called his decision a serious blow to girls' rights. Legal experts said the judge made clear that U.S. states have authority to ban the practice, though only about half do. Here is a look at the ruling, which dismissed several charges against a doctor accused of cutting nine girls in three states as part of a religious custom, and what could happen next.
More Victims Added To Genital Mutilation CaseFederal prosecutors added 3 Illinois girls as victims in a criminal case against doctors accused of female genital mutilation.
Judge Dismisses Charge In Genital Mutilation CaseA federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of several charges against two doctors in connection with a female genital mutilation case.
2 Minnesota Moms Charged In Genital Mutilation CaseTwo Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic.
House Passes Bill Penalizing Parents In Genital Mutilation CasesThe Minnesota House has passed a bill that would levy harsh penalties against parents who subject their children to female genital mutilation.
State Moving To Remove Parental Rights In Genital Mutilation InvestigationA lawyer says Michigan's child welfare agency is moving to terminate parental rights in at least two Detroit-area families in an investigation of female genital mutilation.
Doctor Accused Of Genital Mutilations Enters Not-Guilty PleaA not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States.
Minn. Girl In Genital Mutilation Case Allowed Back With ParentsA Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents.