by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Esperansa Project is thankful to Governor Felix Camacho for his veto of Bill 54. While they initially sought support for the measure, known as the Women's Reproductive Health Information Act of 2010, the group expressed concerns with the final passed version.
Spokesperson Dr. Marjorie DeBenedictus expressed disappointment that lawmakers changed what was intended to be a pro-life bill into what she calls "a pro-abortion bill." The group is concerned that Guam continues to host the most unregulated abortion industry in the nation.
The original bill's author, Governor-elect Eddie Calvo, is considering introducing another piece of legislation closer to the intent of the original Bill 54.