Guam - The Esperansa Project is supporting Senator Dennis Rodriguez's efforts to report Bill 52 out of his committee. The measure, "The Woman's Reproductive Health Information Act of 2011" was introduced in January 2011 and would require women with unwanted pregnancies be advised of the alternatives to abortion such as adoption services along with using their rights to seek financial assistance from the father of the child. In a release, the group states they hope the passage of Bill 52 will lead to more adoptions and fewer abortions.
Senator Rodriguez tells KUAM News that once the bill has been reported out of committee, he'll try to place it on the next session agenda which is still undetermined. He doesn't say whether or not it be best to have the bill heard on session floor before the general election but tells KUAM News "we need to be focused and we shouldn't have any distraction of the election or anything else" adding "this is an important piece of legislation that needs to be passed once and for all and we shouldn't make this issue a political issue but it should be based on what is the right thing to do.