To propose a bill to make female genital mutilation illegal in the United States.

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Female Genital Mutational is a harmful procedure done to females often without consent.Most are of the ages two through eighteen. The procedure is not medically necessary and in many cases causes increased risk of infection, HIV, and other harmful side effects . "Researchers estimate more than 513,000 girls and women in the U.S have experienced or are at risk (of FGM)" - Making laws to protect women against FGM is a beginning. Laws alone will not end FGM in the United States, but it will give men and women in those communities a platform to speak up and to help make real change. It will given them rights and the power to say no and end FGM themselves.

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