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Help! Female Circumcision 5

Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy statement proposing changes to the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Act, a law that has prohibited any form of FGM in the United States since 1996.

But now the AAP wants to change the law to allow a "ritual nick" of girls' genitals, so families whose cultures accept FGM don't send their daughters overseas for the full genital cutting procedure.

At Intact America, we know that any form of genital cutting of babies is wrong ethically, morally, and medically.

We can't afford to allow our leaders to destroy the progress we've made in outlawing genital mutilation for our baby girls. We must act quickly send a message demanding that the AAP revoke its policy statement IMMEDIATELY.

For years, we've been focused on male circumcision because we believed the horror of female genital mutilation had been outlawed forever in the United States.

But now those protections are at risk.

We must do EVERYTHING in our power to stop the AAP from sanctioning the cutting of our baby girls.

Tell the AAP to revoke its statement immediately and remind the members of its Committee on Bioethics that any form of genital cutting, whether male or female, is unnecessary, harmful, and ethically wrong.

You can also go one step further by spreading the word to your friends and family or sharing this action on Facebook and Twitter.

Please sign this petition NOW, and forward to your friends, so that we save our baby girls from female genital mutilation!



This is horrible...there is no research to suggest that this is least with males there is a cleanliness horrible for the little girls whose parents are supporting this....its abuse as far as I am concerned

I signed how awful are Church is helping to stop this in Africa.