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A Maine lawmaker says she's not giving up on a bill that appears to be dead.

Rep. Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) is calling on her colleagues in the House and Senate to make female genital mutilation illegal, and there's a slight chance her bill could get new life later this week.

The bill is also getting a boost after actress Kelly Carlson posted a video online.

"Call your representatives and tell them to prohibit female genital mutilation in the great state of Maine," said actress Kelly Carlson in a video posted online.


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