(Natural News) Sara Gideon, one of Joe Biden’s supporters who made an appearance at the recent virtual Democratic National Convention, is a far-left politician from Maine who many are unaware led the charge in her state to kill a legislative bill that would have outlawed a gruesome form of sexual abuse known as female genital mutilation.
According to Gideon, it is “racist” to tell Muslims and black people from Africa – these being the two groups that mutilate female genitals the most – that they cannot sever the clitorises of their infant girls while sewing their vaginas closed. The tolerant thing to do, in Gideon’s view, is to continue to allow the practice unabated.
Except for two outliers, Gideon and her Democratic colleagues uniformly shot down the bill, which was proposed by Maine Republicans. They decided that little girls do not deserve to maintain their female reproductive organs, and should instead have them surgically destroyed if the cultures into which they were born dictate as such.
Gideon, who was speaker of the Maine House of Representatives at the time, argued alongside other Democrats that it would be “racist” for the legislature to try to impose criminal penalties on those in Maine who engage in female genital mutilation. These would be mostly people from Somalia where, according to the United Nations, female genital mutilation is “nearly universal.”
“Gideon’s efforts have helped make Maine one of only 12 states that have not banned female genital mutilation,” writes Yuichiro Kakutani for Free Beacon. “Such a legacy threatens to complicate her cultivated image as a champion of women’s rights, one built on her consistent support for abortion access and the #MeToo movement.”
Gideon is a nasty woman who does not care about others
Gideon’s phony “pro-women” image has garnered for her hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations. She also tried to push a different bill that — instead of banning female genital mutilation — would have funneled about $150,000 in taxpayer money from state coffers to “education programs” that ‘teach’ Mainers about female genital mutilation.
This money would have gone to a group known as the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, which is run by Fatuma Hussein, a personal friend of Gideon.
“This bill was designed to funnel money to Fatuma Hussein’s Immigrant Resource network so they could educate the Somali community on why, ‘naughty, naughty, it’s bad to cut your little girl’s genitals,'” stated Republican state legislator Heather Sirocki.
A survivor of female genital mutilation by the name of F. A. Cole testified before the Maine legislature in favor of the bill to ban female genital mutilation, only to be grilled and humiliated by Gideon and her Democratic colleagues. Cole actually ended up suffering from a panic attack as a result, and yet Gideon could not have cared less.
“I couldn’t even breathe – that’s how bad it was,” Cole recalls as she stood in the chamber hallway during a break, only to have Gideon pass by her coldly, not even acknowledging Cole or showing any concern for her suffering.
“But this woman just walked on by us as if I wasn’t even a human being,” Cole explained. “And that told me a lot about the type of person [Gideon] is – she just doesn’t care.”
Because of Gideon’s successful killing of said bill, Maine is now “a safe harbor for mutilators of girls’ genitals,” according to Elizabeth Yore, an international child rights attorney.
So much for Democrats like Gideon representing and supporting women’s rights.
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