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A bill to criminalize female genital mutilation in Maine is expected to die this session, with the House refusing to take it up again.

Lawmakers are unable to agree which version of the bill to support, but both supporters and opponents agree this isn't the last we'll hear of the divisive issue.

LD 745 would criminalize female genital mutilation, or FGM, making it a Class B crime to perform the procedure on someone under 18, also allowing their parent or guardian to face charges.

Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, introduced the legislation.


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