Federal genital mutilation law struck down.

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Tom C
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Federal genital mutilation law struck down.

A recent ruling has struck down the federal genital mutilation law, saying such laws could only be made at the state level.

Oddly enough, Maine does not have a state law that makes it illegal. That's because the lefties in the legislature prevented that.

It was more important for them to show blind, seething hate toward conservatives than to protect young girls.

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Do you have any verifiable

Do you have any verifiable documentation or statistics demonstrating the pervasiveness of FGM in Maine?

Assault of a child and aggravated assault laws could be used to prosecute such heinous acts, could they not?

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TC one would be too many.

TC one is too many.Why anyone and I mean anyone would even question for a millisecond outlawing something this barbaric is beyond me.

Matt
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“There are already laws on

“There are already laws on the books” only applies when conservative zealots are whining about guns and hate crimes.

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Personally, I don't wine

Personally, I don't wine about too many laws on the books; I wine about laws on the books that are not being enforced.

The simple fact is that suddenly enforcing laws on the book is not news worthy or Press Availability worthy. No photo ops, no sound bites.

But put your name to a new bill, and even if is not enacted, and you have a media magnet that will bring tears to your eyes.

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We can't have the muslims

We can't have the muslims that utilize this barbaric practice to keep their females in check getting upset with us.
Democrats need every muslim vote they can get.

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Of course if genital

Of course if genital mutilation doesn't keep those women in check there is the good old religion of love standby.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/07/honour-killings-pakistan-qandeel-...

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Odd... I seem to recall

Odd... I seem to recall someone saying that no state law was needed because a federal law existed.

Tom C
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Do you have any verifiable

Do you have any verifiable documentation or statistics demonstrating the pervasiveness of FGM in Maine?

Brilliant. So we should wait until there is a verified case - and THEN make a law.

Maine: 8 women treated for complications related to female genital mutilation, incl 2 minors

Nope, no brain damage from pot smoking here....

Assault of a child and aggravated assault laws could be used to prosecute such heinous acts, could they not?

I guess you could take that up with the authorities in Michigan, who let the child abusers walk free.

... And of course, there would NEVER be reluctance to prosecute such a case for fear of offending the conservative muslim community.

Lawyers for the defendants have argued that the Dawoodi Bohra practice is a protected religious procedure and is not mutilation but rather a “ritual nick” that doesn’t remove the clitoris or labia as do some forms of cutting.

Ahhh... so it's "a protected religious procedure..."

Who could have seen THAT coming?!

Let's face it, lefties showed their true stripes here. It's more important to hate conservatives than to protect children.

But then, it's always been that way.

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“There are already laws on

“There are already laws on the books” only applies when conservative zealots are whining about guns and hate crimes.

Or to lefties that want to abuse children.

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One of you guys who know how

One of you guys who know how to track things down might pull up (State of Maine) LD912 from earlier this year. There was a contest over this topic, not sure how it turned out.

This is what I sent to the guys that stood up against it.

From: Kenny
Sent: Friday, April 13, 12:01 PM
Subject: thank you ref: LD912
To: Reed, Roger, Lockman, Lawrence, Higgins, Norman

Thank you gentlemen for standing up to the child abuse proposed by Rep. Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, it is unfortunate that the bill passed. I pray the senate is smarter.

Tom C
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Lefties told us:

Lefties told us:

1. We haven't actually SEEN it happening here, so why make a law over it?

2. There is a federal law, anyway

3. It's only hateful, racist conservatives that want to make this law.

And the Maine Democrats sunk the bill in the legislature.

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All I asked for was

All I asked for was verifiable incidents of FGM, and you post a link to “Geller Report”, a blog by some xenophobic fear monger?

This is a non-issue in Maine. It’s not prevalent nor some rampant crime wave. Is it a heinous and barbaric practice? Of course, but any prosecutor in Maine could find plenty of ways to nail a perpetrator using a plethora of existing laws.

Aren’t you old white Republican dudes supposed to concentrate on controlling a woman’s uterus?

Toolsmith
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Aren’t you old white

Aren’t you old white Republican dudes supposed to concentrate on controlling a woman’s uterus?

Giant Lie by leftists.

The issue is when life begins. This is the only issue, ignoring it is supremely dishonest.

If life has begun before the contemplated procedure, then it is murder - no right of privacy or right of personal control can take precedence.

If life begins after the time of the contemplated procedure, then there is no life issue - any and all personal rights are unimpeded.

No person in the pro-life movement wants control of anyone's body... saying so is a lie. Propaganda. The protection of life is the true desire.

When does life begin? When does it end? This is the true issue - once this is decided, the other issues must fall into line.

So why don't we discuss and debate it?

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TC uses the same arguments

TC uses the same arguments Dems used to attempt to preserve slavery. History showed they were in the wrong then. Science will show they are on the wrong side once again.

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Of course muslim womenand

Of course muslim womenand children would feel perfectly safe steeping forward and charging their husbands or fathers with genital mutilation. They’d probably find themselves duct taped and at the bottom of a river like the two girls in NY recently.

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A likely scenario:

A likely scenario:
With no federal ban on FGM, some states will outlaw it and some will say, it's not an issue here.
In states that choose not to ban it, if there is a significant population from the culture that embraces the procedure, enterprising knife-wielders will offer their services to their cultural brethren from other states, and a new FGM tourism industry will be born.

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It's estimated that 10,000

It's estimated that 10,000 females have undergone FGM in Finland, with another 650 to 3000 at risk of undergoing the barbaric procedure.
But, but, but, it can't be happening here in the US, can it?
Well, can it?

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/11/more-than-10000-women-and-girls-in-fin...
It begs the question of how many blonde haired, blue eyed European ladies are amongst those numbers.

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