Lt. Governor Dan Forest Joins Senators to Announce the filing of F.G.M. Prevention Act

Raleigh, NC

Bill Sponsor, Senator Joyce Krawiec, along with Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Senator Sawyer will be announcing the introduction of a bill to prohibit Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in North Carolina after session reconvenes on January 30th.  

DETAILS

Who: Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Senator Joyce Krawiec and Senator Vickie Sawyer
What: Introduction FGM Legislation 
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 12:45 p.m.
Where: Legislative Building, Press Room #1328 

BACKGROUND

After a federal law that prohibited FGM was recently overturned, North Carolina became one of only 22 States that does not criminalize this act. According to health organizations, approximately 10,000 girls are at risk in our state. This legislation would protect these females as well as ensure North Carolina does not become a haven for those who would look to commit these barbaric procedures. 

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