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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:56 AM

Female genital mutilation bill clears state House

A state Senate bill that would ban female genital mutilation in North Carolina cleared the House by a 116-0 vote Tuesday.

Senate Bill 9 was filed by state Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, on Jan. 31. The bill was approved by the Senate by a 46-0 vote March 25.

The Senate is required to approve a minor change that the House made before the bill is sent to the governor. If signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper, it would go into effect Oct. 1.

The practice is done in parts of India and northern and southern Africa. Itís unclear how many of such procedures are done in North Carolina. It is a criminal offense in 34 states, banned in 59 countries and considered a human-rights violation by the World Health Organization.

Read more: https://www.journalnow.com/news/elections/local/female-genital-mutilation-bill-clears-state-house/article_ad8fdfaf-37de-542f-bc7f-1ca79b9430bb.html
(Winston-Salem Journal)

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:38 AM

1. Thanks, TT. ❤

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:16 AM

2. Rand Paul is trying to find a way to put a hold on it.

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