ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
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(Washington: Richard Besser) A "World News" investigation into the practice of genital cutting to make girls chaste for marriage presented; photos shown; details given about "vacation cutting" of the girls in their home countries & about the "ritual nick" considered by US physicians. [In shadow, two WOMEN - describe what happens; hopes to change our generation.] [Gynecologist Dr. Terry DUNN- explains what the mothers ask: the procedure.] [Pediatrician Dr. Doug DIEKEMA- comments on this "nick" procedure.] [Equality Now director Taina BIEN-AME- says the AAP statement perpetuates female genital mutilation.] The changes in the AAP position noted. The chances for legislation discussed.
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