In the Name of Honor: Female Genital Mutilation Comes to America

Lorie Johnson, CBN News Medical Reporter
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Most immigration talk is dominated by the issue of illegals, but some legal immigrants can also bring problems into our country.  A practice called female genital mutilation (FGM), predominantly seen in Muslim-controlled countries, is now an issue in the United States.

Female genital mutilation is the cutting off or, in fewer cases, the mutilation of the external female genitalia. This procedure is often done without anesthesia using dull and dirty razor blades or scissors.

Currently there are an estimated 140 million victims worldwide, including in some places that are not predominantly Muslim or Arabic, such as Canada, Western Europe and America.

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