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Abortion bill reported out of committee

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Following Governor Eddie Calvo's plea to senators asking them to pass three bills aimed at regulating abortion locally, one of those measures took one step closer to a vote as Bill 323 has been reported out of committee.

The bill would require parental consent for an abortion performed on a minor. It was referred to the Committee on Youth, Cultural Affairs, Procurement, General Government Operations and Public Broadcasting and has been reported out to the Committee on Rules for consideration to be placed on the Legislature's session agenda. Bill 323 was introduced by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. For the purpose of expediency, the committee collected the minimum amount of votes required with two senators voting to pass the bill while four others voted to report out only.

The committee, chaired by Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz, made no changes to the measure.

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