Another 13-year-old Egyptian girl dies because someone still believes that cutting her genitals is a good idea.
A government ban alone will not do much to stop the practice. But if men start saying that they absolutely refuse to marry any woman who is circumcised, parents may stop putting their daughters through this mutilation. If Al Azhar and Amr Khaled tell people that women's bodies are not Fitna (sources of threat and anarachy) that have to be covered to protect men, perhaps barbers and doctors who perform this operation will go out of business. If a man's honor no longer lies between a woman's thighs, but in his own actions, perhaps no 13-year-old girl will die in circumcision.
It may also help if we stop cursing women's vaginas every time we don't get a good night's sleep.
We should try. What would we lose?