Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
By Merrit Kennedy

A Michigan emergency room doctor (click here) has been charged with performing female genital mutilation on multiple girls of about the age of seven.

The Department of Justice says it believes this is the first case brought under a federal law that criminalizes the practice, which is widely condemned as both harmful to the physical and mental health of women and girls and a violation of their human rights.

"Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States," Daniel Lemisch, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in a statement. "The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law."...

...FGM is practiced in dozens of countries, most commonly in Africa, but also in parts of the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America. It is not restricted to members of a single faith; according to the U.N.'s Population Fund, it is practiced by some Muslim groups, "some Christians, Ethiopian Jews, and followers of certain traditional African religions." That's why the U.N. views it as a cultural practice, rather than a religious one.

Local Child Protective Services personnel working with investigators then spoke with "multiple minor girls" who said Nagarwala had operated on their genitals....

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged in Detroit Wednesday with mutilating the genitalia of young girls.

There are times when people ignorant of American law should be regarded as a danger to a child, however, the vast majority of Foster Parent cases are not of this context, they are children wrongly taken from their families and used for the purpose of economic gain of those that practice within it.

The Foster Parent system is huge and extremely expensive and at the end of it all are not children well adjusted and model citizens. The majority of Foster Children serve a jail term of some kind. 

THE FOSTER PARENT SYSTEM IS BROKEN, except, for the people that earn their paychecks from it. The END PRODUCT of Foster Parenting is not worth the investment!

The families that become the victim of the USA Foster Parent system should be provided services to improve their circumstances. The majority of the children taken in the USA are from impoverished families. There is much to be said about the conditions the parents were living with in attempts to raise their children. 

A real economy with jobs that pay a living wage will go a long way to ending the Foster Parent system with rare exceptions such as this.

Given the fact the majority of children are African American, the Foster Parent system is enforced racism with the result of a high population of imprisonment. The Foster Parent system should be dismantled and families given priority in raising their children.

The USA government needs to enforce the dignity of the American people of all races and religions and actually encourage labor unions and good paying jobs.