ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed a bill that would levy harsh penalties against parents who subject their children to female genital mutilation.
The bill would make it a felony for parents to subject their children to the practice and could strip parental rights. It passed the House nearly unanimously Monday, with just four Democrats voting against the bill.
But it’s unclear whether it will become law this year. The Senate has not yet held a hearing on the bill with just a week remaining in session.