That if you look at the world population more than 100,000,000 women in more than 30 countries have been subjected to this and as we all know, this is very painful ritual that has nothing to do with religion or health and it usually is done to very young girls.
Most people would consider it a serious form of child abuse.
It is the cutting of a woman's genitalia it's kind of a muffin-choker so I really won't go into more detail but I think most people have had and heard enough about this.
Pat Schroeder, "HEARING OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, MARK-UP OF IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION," Federal News Service, November 17, 1995
Jack Thomas, "When newspapers are stranger than fiction," The Boston Globe, December 28, 1989
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