“I have the MaineCare billing codes and information to prove it [Maine women treated for complications from female genital mutilation]. Little girls are being horribly abused under the name of a cultural tradition that we do not support here in this country. We want it to stop. And we want to send that clear message that we do not do that here in this country.”
Heather Sirocki, Maine State Representative ®
Federal legislation was passed making FGM illegal in 1997 and 24 states have passed local legislation to supplement the federal law.