The United States has adopted a civilization that eschews such barbaric practices. FGM is akin to widow burning in India, which western civilization got rid of well over a hundred years ago. If is time to rid the world of FGM once and for all. Increasing the penalty is a good start. Fifteen years is still not enough time to pay for this crime. Fifty might be more appropriate, inflicted on at least one of the parents as well as the doctor AND nurses performing this barbaric practice.