This HND piece covers the abhorrent practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), widely practiced in several countries, and now imported into the so-called first world. A cynical observer would conclude that this absolutely destroys the "magic dirt" theory, whereby immigrants from the third world instantly become more civilized once they trod on the soil of the US—or other first world destination.
More to the point, though, millions of little girls are affected by FGM, and it was made illegal via federal law in the US in 1996. Many corresponding state laws followed. Don't you know, though, that the federal statute would be declared unconstitutional by a "conservative" federal judge just a month or so ago. As such, a doctor in Michigan who allegedly performed 100 or so of these procedures had many of the charges against her dropped. Needless to say, this decision was widely condemned.
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