Guam - Surrounded by members of Guam's Catholic and pro-life communities, Governor Eddie Calvo put pen to paper this afternoon signing Substitute Bill 52 - the Women's Reproductive Information Health Act - into law. "With that it is so important that when it comes to human life, at all forms, that we treasure it and do our best in policy to ensure that human life is respected, he said.
As for concerns recently raised by Guam Medical Association president Dr. Tom Shieh, the governor says more than 30 states enacted similar legislation. Calvo did express concern over some in the language in the bill, which he says will now have to go through the Administrative Adjudication Act process for the information the pamphlets will contain.
There have been several versions of the bill since it was introduced back in January of last year.
But the new law means no abortion can be performed or induced without the voluntary and informed consent of a woman.