Pain Capable Abortion Measure Introduced in Guam Legislature!

Bill 232-34, "The Unborn Child Protection Act of 2018", is sponsored by Senators Dennis Rodriguez,  Joe S. San Agustin, Telena C. Nelson, Frank B. Aguon, Jr., and Thomas A. Morrison.

A complete copy of the bill as it was introduced may be found by clicking here.

In the news:

Pacific News Center
Janela Carrera, January 25, 2018
Measure introduced to ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation
Guam – Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. is reviving a debate on abortion with a bill that proposes a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation.

Bill 232 has garnered four co-sponsors: Senators Joe San Agustin, Telena Nelson, Frank Aguon Jr. and Tommy Morrison.

“The Unborn Child Protection Act of 2018” cites medical evidence that suggests unborn children begin to feel pain at least by 20 weeks after fertilization. The measure proposes to ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation, except in case of a medical emergency that would prevent compliance with the bill. Doctors will also be required to determine the age of gestation prior to conducting an abortion. Continued.

Guam Daily Post
Daily Post Staff, January 25, 2018
Senators advocate for 20-week abortion ban

Five lawmakers yesterday introduced legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks.

Sens. Frank Aguon Jr., Tommy Morrison, Telena Nelson, Dennis Rodriguez Jr. and Joe San Agustin co-sponsored the proposed The Unborn Child Protection Act of 2018.

"Medical evidence indicates that, at least by 20 weeks after fertilization, an unborn child possesses the physical structure necessary to experience pain," states Bill 232-34. Continued.

Pacific Daily News
Steve Limtiaco and Dana M Williams, January 25, 2018
New bill would further restrict ability to have abortions on Guam

Lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would further restrict, by six weeks, the ability to have an abortion on Guam.

Guam law currently allows for abortions as late as 26 weeks into the pregnancy, provided the unborn child has a grave physical or mental defect or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. Abortions are allowed at any point in a pregnancy if the mother’s life is in danger or if the pregnancy would gravely impair her physical or mental health. Continued.


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