Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional; Michigan Doctors Cleared of Charges

US District Judge Bernard Friedman

(From Fox News)

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. law banning female genital mutilation was unconstitutional and dismissed charges against several doctors in Michigan who carried out the procedure on underage girls as part Muslim sect’s religious practice.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman [Eastern District of Michigan] ruled that Congress had no authority to enact a law that criminalizes female genital mutilation (FGM). “As despicable as [FGM] may be… [Congress] overstepped its bounds” by banning the procedure, the judge said.

Click here for the article.