Nelson files legislation to protect girls from FGM

Nelson files legislation to protect girls from FGM
  • Staff report

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, Tuesday introduced legislation to protect Texas girls from female genitalia mutilation (FGM).

All eight women of the Senate have signed on as joint authors.

“This is a gruesome practice that has no place in decent society.  We must do everything we can to protect young girls in Texas from being permanently disfigured as part of a misguided and cruel custom,” Nelson said.

SB 323 strengthens existing law regarding FGM, which is prohibited under Section 167.001 of the Health and Safety Code as a state jail felony.

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