Skip to comments.Maine House Democrats Vote to Allow Female Genital Mutilation
Posted on 04/26/2018 5:32:37 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Following swift action from Maine House Democrats on the last day of the legislative session, there will be no Female Genital Mutilation ban in the Pine Tree State.
After months of pretending they wanted to stop the barbaric ritual child abuse of FGM, the Democrat caucus showed their true colors on the issue late Wednesday night.
By a final vote of 77-70, the House killed the FGM ban in a mostly party-line vote. Rep. Cathy Nadeau (D-Winslow) was the only Democrat who crossed the aisle to protect young daughters of immigrants in Maine from this brutal abuse.
You can see a full roll-call vote by clicking here.
Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough points out Democrats voted to kill an FGM Ban in April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. And in fact, they did it on the Week of the Young Child.
Rep. Sirocki says Maine House Democrats initially decided to table the bill with the intent of letting it cowardly die without the courtesy of a vote. However, supporters of the ban made their voices heard.
Playing games with a child abuse bill is shameful, Rep. Sirocki said. Finally, after hours of phone calls from all over the country and state urging Speaker Gideon to relent, she brought the bill to the Floor at 10:30 pm. The Democrats like to talk about victims rights, womens rights, child advocacy, human rights, and justice but their votes on this horrific form of child abuse do not back up all of their talk.
The same FGM Ban bill killed in the House, passed the State Senate 30-5, with only the most far-Left Senators voting against it.
Last week House Democrats passed a toothless bill that wouldnt actually ban FGM. Rep. Karen Gerrish of Lebanon called the show-vote a sad state of affairs for young, female Mainers.
It was a feel-good vote that I suppose will make it appear that they voted to ban FGM they did not, Rep. Gerrish said.
But late Wednesday night the show was over.
House Democrats threw a tantrum in the wake of Republicans voting against extending the legislative session. The FGM ban was one of several critical bills Democrats killed in a matter of hours. In fact, it was jaw-dropping to watch, after months of little action from the House, Democrat leadership managed to pull together votes to kill a handful of good bills in just a matter of hours. The breakneck speed makes one question what leadership has been doing all session.
If youre having a difficult time comprehending how any legislators could be against banning Female Genital Mutilation, the opposition has made their reasoning very clear. They fear offending the immigrant community and being labeled racist.
Female Genital Mutilation is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. In some cultures, the vulva is sewn shut, only to be ripped open on the womans wedding night.
The practice is designed to curb sexual desire in women.
Along with significant health risk to the young girls, women who suffer Female Genital Mutilation are left with life-long physical and emotional scarring.
To learn more about the horrific abuse, listen to FGM survivor, F.A. Coles testimony in front of the CJPS Committee. Cole fights through a panic attack to share her story with Maine Legislators in the hope it would save young daughters of Maine immigrants from suffering through the same terrifying experience.
Democrats are pure and simple evil.
Yikes! However,although I’m not a lawyer I’d be willing to bet that a woman (or girl) could sue in Federal court for damages in such a case.In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t some Federal criminal statute that would allow for prosecution....civil rights,for example.
There are millions of acres of pristine forest there. Places that no one goes, ever. Large distances where no one can hear you scream.
I’m surprised that people get away with so much in Maine.
Liberals hate women, blacks, children and old people. If you look at their policies, it’s the only conclusion.
Is it the Somali women who have fallen victim to this FGM or are there other cases?
Every woman that votes for this needs it done to them.
I think the main problem is that they are intellectually and emotionally immature
I get your point, but in this case its not a matter of juvenile behavior on the part of Democrats. Its more a sign of desperation and just how far they are willing to go to harvest the votes of certain segments of the immigrant population, even to the point of countenancing cruelty and immorality.
Correct! Unfortunately, most Conservatives and or Republican politicians are not capable of seizing this opportunity to swing them over from the dark side.
Only Ron Paul from Kentucky has even tried in his state.
It’s widespread throughout the muslim world. And now it’s coming to Europe and America. And the democraps are okay with it.
All Africans, to include Arabs in North Africa, do this. It is very cultural and pagan based.
Here in Sierra Leone there is a large political group of women who actually push for FGM, claiming that all women should have to go through what they went through.
Interesting point. Very good comment.
It shouldn’t be any problem establishing legal standing.
So glad we decided against moving to Maine.
What a disgrace. Again: this country is so over.
This is a CLEAR ISSUE for Republicans to run on...if they have the balls to do so.
It’s not like abortion, where you’re balancing the rights of the mother versus the rights of the unborn child - with FGM, this is simply a child being MUTILATED...there is NO DEFENDING of it, and yes, it has gone on in this country.
And if a certain group ‘complains’ about it, so be it...they’ll be making fools of themselves.
“Personally, I would like to see it raised to 25, which is the age at which the human brain is fully mature.”
Make that 25 or two years served in the military (or an honorable discharge), of course - and I’m with you.
Sierra Leone needs wood-chippers.
War on women perpetuated by the Regressive DemoRats. Nice job protecting young girls from the imported Barbarians you Dems. A young girl or woman should have a right to refuse their genitalia being mutilated.
Frauds- its not about womens rights its about protecting their power. Hypocrite thy name is DemoRat. Do not ever say the Democratic Party as its anything but that.
And the age which these cupcakes should be out earning their own money, rather then subsisting on mommy and daddy.
This is to confirm that being Muslim and their belief of FGM is fine.
If Catholics believed in cutting off the index finger was somehow connected to their religion would it also also be fine. I don’t think so. It’s about allowing Sharia law overriding our laws.
This is very good...
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