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Abortion bill up for senatorial discussion

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Lawmakers return to session today and a measure introduced more than 18 months ago is expected to take up much of their discussions.  Bill 54, also known as The Women's Reproductive Health Act, would require informed consent and education before a woman makes the decision to have an abortion. 

The bill was held up in committee for months until an attorney general's opinion held that the law requiring information consent and 24-hour waiting periods to an abortion have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Esperansa Group has been pushing for the passage of this measure.

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