by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo is calling lawmakers into special session to act on Bill 52. According to Calvo after more than a year of stalling and political games from the Democratic majority, it's time for lawmakers to act on the legislation.
Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr introduced the bill on the governor's behalf on January 25, 2011, but he says it has been placed in legislative limbo and was substantively changed by rules chairman Senator Rory Respicio. On Monday the bill was finally reported out of committee. It was also on Monday the Catholic Pro-Life Committee in Guam was at the Legislature holding a peaceful demonstration, hoping lawmakers will move quickly in finally having the measure also known as the Women's Reproductive Health Information Act of 2011 be heard on session floor before it expires by the end of the year.
Representative Patricia Perry said, "They always want to snuff it out and because its coming up on an election, they want us to hold it off until after the election, but it's very essential that the voters know that abortion is very, bad issue and it's a bad law."
The governor called special session for Wednesday at ten o'clock in the morning.