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    GA - Melody Onyonyor for mutilating baby girl's genitals, LaGrange, 2010

    I just have no words. I am shaking. Poor precious little baby.

    Mother arrested for allegedly mutilating baby's genitals

    Posted: Mar 11, 2010 10:33 AM EST
    Updated: Mar 11, 2010 5:05 PM EST

    An infant is the victim of a gruesome mutilation, and the suspect is her mother.

    Troup County investigators have arrested a woman they say mutilated the genitals of her ten month old daughter.

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    35-year-old Melody Onyonyor, appears to have performed a type of female circumcision on her young child. Mann said, "At that point they notified Troup County Investigators and after that we had the infant taken to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta where they checked the baby out to make sure everything was okay and to see if there were signs of female genital mutilation."

    The baby was examined by a children's hospital in Atlanta where doctors determined that there had been some form of surgical removal of the baby's clitoris.

    Mann told News Leader Nine the infant is otherwise healthy and is now out of Onyonyor's custody, "The child is with the father per the judge until the investigation is complete."

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    omg. what the.......
    im gonna have a nervous breakdown if this keeps up

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbl8201 View Post
    omg. what the.......
    im gonna have a nervous breakdown if this keeps up
    It's just horrifying. Something has to be done. I don't know what, but something has to be done to protect these babies.

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    I got nothing. Last name Onyonor...not to make this racial, in any way. But is this okay in her culture? Is she herself mutilated?

    If it was cruelty and nothing more, then hang her high. If it is a cultural belief and she has been taught to do this, then I will bite my tongue, no matter how much it disgusts me.
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    i disagree. the female mutilation isnt really tolerated in africa anymore, it shouldnt be tolerated her, least of all for an infant

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    and 'melody' doesnt exactly scream africn immigrant to me

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    Who said Africa? If she is a first generation immigrant from any of the areas that still accept it politically/culturally, then I can't speak much on it, regardless of personal feelings. I don't know yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    I got nothing. Last name Onyonor...not to make this racial, in any way. But is this okay in her culture? Is she herself mutilated?

    If it was cruelty and nothing more, then hang her high. If it is a cultural belief and she has been taught to do this, then I will bite my tongue, no matter how much it disgusts me.

    Cultural belief!!!!!!!! When people come here yes they have a right to keep their cultural beliefs, but not when it comes to mutilating your baby in any way shape or form.We have laws here to protect baby's and what she did is horrible.She knew in the USA this is against the law that s why she DIY no doctor would want to be involved in this.Sorry but if she is mutilated herself to me that worse yet!Honor killings are a cultural belief to some should we turn our backs on those as well?
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    i said africa cause i've seen documentaries on female 'circumcision' there. and it's painful, essentialy its torture. and i dont condone it anywhere, least of all here

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    and she did this 'sugery' herself. how can you say that's ok? no sterile instruments, no doctor overseeing it.......cultural beliefs dont cut it here


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    I never said that it was okay. I never said that she should get away get with it. I'm sorry if that's how it was interpreted.

    If this woman has lived here her whole life, raised up and integrated into American culture, with fluency and understanding of our laws and customs, then she has committed a heinous crime and she should be held accountable to the fullest extent of our laws.

    If she has only been here a few months, and her cultural values are different from ours, and she has no fluency and understanding of U.S. law, then she has committed a heinous act and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of our laws. However, if she did it becuase she was taught that this is what you do with baby girls, then we go after the problem at it's source. Like with Uganda, which recently (and only recently) banned female circumcision.

    Regardless of the reason, it's torture, I never said anything differently. And she should never have contact with that child again. But, there is a matter of intent and seeing the bigger picture. It doesn't change the outcome for this child, and it shouldn't affect the legal ramifications for the mother, but in some countries, it is socially acceptable, morally validated and religiously encouraged to cut off your daughters clitoris at home, or have the village doctor do it. If it's about the cultural encouragement, then I can't comment on the woman that did what she was taught. The procedure is heinous, and beyond imagination, but I can't villify the woman if she didn't know better that to do it.
    All I'm doing is waiting for more info. Not excusing in any way. Just trying not to get blinded.
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    to me it's torture and its barbaric....and it considered so by many women in the countries where this is 'normal'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    I got nothing. Last name Onyonor...not to make this racial, in any way. But is this okay in her culture? Is she herself mutilated?

    If it was cruelty and nothing more, then hang her high. If it is a cultural belief and she has been taught to do this, then I will bite my tongue, no matter how much it disgusts me.
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    well looks like that's not a likelyhood

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    Hey, like I said, just waiting for info. I still have my pitchfork. Perfectly ready to pick it back up.

    After what Momtective posted, the chances are pretty good that I will need it.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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