In the last session, legislation that would have added penalties to parents for subjecting their daughters to “female circumcision” – more accurately called “genital mutilation” – passed by a near-unanimous margin in the House, but stalled in the Senate. The DFLers who opposed the bill carried out the wishes of the far-left “there are no bad cultural traditions in a multicultural society!” crowd, who believe that further regulating the practice of forever crushing a young female’s chance of enjoying sex would keep families from going to the doctor, lead to troubles with immigration authorities, and push the barbaric practice even farther underground.
Not sure I remember having the same deference to Christian parents who were also snake-handlers. I’ll have to look into that.
The practice is illegal in Minnesota – but taking children to one of the 23 states where it’s not is currently a loophole under Minnesota law.
Mary Franson, the author of the last bill, is back – and pushing it into the face of the multi-culti majority in the House:
Rep. Mary Franson, an Alexandria Republican, said Friedman’s ruling underscores the need for her bill, which passed the House 124-4 in 2017, but never got a vote or hearing in the Senate in the 2017 or 2018 sessions. The Michigan case was the impetus for her bill.
“I will never stop fighting for the safety of little girls, and will keep working to put an end to this barbaric practice and punish parents who subject their daughters to these horrors,” she said in a statement.
Franson is asking for hearings on the bill with the House Health and Human Services Committee.
The committee is chaired by Rena Moran – one of the four DFLers who voted against the bill in the house during the last session.
So the question becomes: will Rena Moran be standing up for the rights of parents to mutilate their children?