Michigan Is 26th State to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation

Here’s a court video of a case that took place before the law was passed several days ago.

From the page of Michigan Governor Snyder

Individuals convicted of performing female genital mutilation now face stronger criminal penalties under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Those who commit these horrendous crimes should be held accountable for their actions, and these bills stiffen the penalties for offenders while providing additional support to victims,” Snyder said. “This legislation is an important step toward eliminating this despicable practice in Michigan while empowering victims to find healing and justice.”

The bill package amends various public acts to prohibit and prosecute those who perform female genital mutilation. Specifically, the bills prohibit performing genital mutilation, create criminal penalties for offenders, provide sanctions against health care licensees, require increased public education surrounding the topic and extend criminal and civil statutes of limitations.

House Bills 4636-4637, sponsored by state Reps. Michele Hoitenga and Diana Farrington, respectively, Senate Bill 337, sponsored by state Sen. Margaret O’Brien, SB 368, sponsored by state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, SB 338, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, SB 369, sponsored by state Sen. Judy Emmons, HB 4638, sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, HB 4639, sponsored by state Rep. Klint Kesto, HBs 4641-4642, sponsored by state Reps. Stephanie Chang and Pam Faris, respectively, HB 4661, sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin, and HB 4690, sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle are now Public Acts 68-79 of 2017.

Snyder also signed two additional bills:


Senate Bill 410, sponsored by state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, allows for a health professional’s license or registration to be permanently revoked if the individual is convicted of female genital mutilation. It is now Public Act 81 of 2017.

For more information on this and other legislation, visit [the Michigan Legislature page.

Will they have to go abroad now to get these done? Let’s hope some visas get revoked.

Further details from this news story:

Michigan is the 26th state to officially ban the practice in the U.S. The state laws take effect in October.

The new laws apply to parents or others who knowingly facilitate genital mutilation, including by transporting girls to another state for the procedure. Defendants in such cases will not be able to defend themselves in court by saying it is a custom or ritual.

Under the laws, the statute of limitations for criminal charges to be filed will be 10 years or by the alleged victim’s 21st birthday, whichever is later. Victims will be able to sue for damages until their 28th birthday, which is longer than the previous two-year window after the discovery of harm.

It’s one time I’ll be glad to see the litigators.

13 thoughts on “Michigan Is 26th State to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation

  1. A step in the right direction. An even better one would be to stop importing Somalis and other assorted middle easterners before the state turns into the first islamic republic in the US. Although Minnesota is giving them stiff competition for that title…

    • I spent the first 23 years of my life in Michigan, and on some level it will always be ‘home’.

      Now if only we could wall off Dearborn and bulldoze the contents into the lake to be swept out to sea….

  2. The parents or guardians transporting them for the purpose of FGM should be imprisoned as well. If ignorance of the law is not an acceptable excuse for us citizens, why should it be acceptable for these muslim enablers?

  3. And muslims can’t claim this is ‘islamophobic’, because they also claim that FGM has nothing to do with islam. Can’t have it both ways!

  4. The big ticket is making it a routine feature of conviction for FGM (or even just proven attempted FGM) that the child is permanently removed from parental custody. I would even suggest that there be no visitation rights. That’s how egregious I regard this disgusting practice to be.

    Even better (although far less likely) would be if these separated children could be placed in Christian or non-Muslim foster care homes. At the very least, Muslim foster parents should be required to demonstrate that any of their own young daughters have not been subjected to FGM.

    Intrusive? Yes. Ask me if I give a rip. FGM is a form of traumatic and permanent (i.e., irreversible) sexual violence that merits the very harshest penalties.

  5. Yeah, FGM, blah, blah, blah. The fact that this is the first prosecution in the Western world, correct me if I am wrong, speaks to the degeneracy of the elites that run our culture/law system.
    This topic makes me sick to my stomach. Our legal system is too good for butchers and enablers like these.
    I noticed just today that the “Dr.” accused of this abhorrent practice has changed her strategy to “no FGM took place” rather than the earlier published “this is a religious procedure”.
    I think “this is a religious procedure” would never hold water in an American court. Thank God for that.
    Have we all lost our minds that butchers of young females are allotted court time for barbaric practices? Or, even worse, while the statistics continue to increase in the UK NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON has been prosecuted for this crime?
    What the hell is wrong with everyone?

    • What the hell is wrong with everyone?

      Notice how, only recently, many opposing articles have finally begun to drop any use of the term, “female circumcision”? That is all part of (slowly rejecting) a “Big Lie” which has been told so often—while being spread so far and wide—that it will take years for people to start recognizing the truth.

      Especially heinous are “Feminist” traitors like Germaine Greer, with her efforts to portray opposition to FGM as “an attack on cultural identity”, adding: “One man’s beautification is another man’s mutilation.”

      That’s a big part of what’s wrong. I’ll believe Greer’s support for this hideous farce when she volunteers to have FGM performed on herself (without anesthesia, just like the vast majority of unfortunate young women who suffer through this abomination).

  6. The doctor’s portrait is truly terrifying.

    If you passed her on the street you would hardly be able to tell her from a solid Polish-American babushka.

    Her seemingly innocuous appearance really speaks to the banality of evil, and also reinforces the idea that we infidels can never trust any Ummah member 100%.

  7. 5,000 barbaric mutilations in Britain last year and not a single arrest. The ONLY way to stop this is to have compulsory inspections of female children. Any found to have been mutilated would then have the parents deported or jailed or heavily fined.

    No ifs or buts or cultural bs. do it.

    • Any found to have been mutilated would then have the parents deported or jailed or heavily fined.

      Why not all three? Let the parents share a prison cell with the “doctor” they hired, then strip the trio of any wealth, and send them all back to their country of origin totally penniless in order that they might better ponder the wisdom of deciding to horribly mutilate their daughter (or patient).

      Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

      Just make sure the child remains in-country and is placed in protective custody which disallows all further contact with the biological parents.

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