MI Senate Passes Bill Giving Stricter Punishment for Child Genital Mutilation

The Michigan Senate passed a bill to give stricter sentences for those involved in the genital mutilation of children.

The Senate approved 15 year sentences for parents and doctors who commit the crimes.

It’s in response to a Detroit area doctor indicted in one of these cases.

Dr. Jumala Nagarwala was accused in April of conducting the surgery on two 7-year-old Minnesota girls.

“It’s done for none medicinal, or non-medical reasons. And in her case, it’s consistent with that classification,” said Dr. Dena Nazar, the doctor who examined the victims.

The federal punishment is five years.

The legislation now goes to the House. 

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