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Senators Passed Multiple Measures

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Lawmakers concluded their most recent legislative session by voting on 40 bills and resolutions and voting to confirm 11 people appointed to various government boards and commissions.

Among the bills passed by Senators two controversial measures related to the topic of abortion. Bill 193 is related to informed consent and was passed unanimously. Bill 195 meanwhile was not unanimous. The legislation is referred to as the Infant Child's Right to Life Act and is related to protecting infants who are born alive as a result of an abortion. The vote on the bill was 10 yes and 5 no. The five senators who voted against its passage included Vice Speaker BJ Cruz, Ben Pangelinan, Rory Respicio, Speaker Judi Won Pat, and Aline Yamashita.

After voting, lawmakers adjourned session.

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