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Putting teeth into the abortion reporting law



Bill 168-33, Public Law 33-218
Passed 12/02/2016, Signed into Law: 12/15/2016

AN ACT TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (q) TO §3218, AMEND SUBSECTIONS (f) AND (g) OF §3218.1, AND ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (h) TO §3218.1, ALL OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR NON‐COMPLIANCE AND ADDING REPORTING MECHANISMS TO BETTER ENSURE ENFORCEMENT

Legislative Intent

The Legislature found that that certain abortion providers had failed to file a complete individual abortion report for each abortion with the Territorial Registrar of Vital Statistics pursuant to § 3218 of Article 2, Chapter 3, Title 10, Guam Code Annotated. This Act increases the penalty for those abortion providers who knowingly fail to file a complete individual abortion report for each abortion.


Salient Provisions

The Act specified that the report, which must include 25 specific items, must be filed within 7 days of the abortion.  Failure to do so is a misdemeanor.  The Territorial Registrar of Vital Statistics must publish an annual report of the data.

Legislator Voting Record for the Bill (click here for PDF)
15 "Aye" votes, 0  "Nay" vote:

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