Guam – Governor Camacho has vetoed the controversial informed consent on abortion bill. The measure called for a 24 hour waiting period and was meant to provide women options on abortion before going through with the procedure. However the revised measure drew strong opposition from the anti-abortion group The Esperansa Project.
The Esperamsa Project initially supported the bill, but then called on the Governor to veto the revised measure. The group blamed the Legislature’s Democrats for tacking on too many amendments which Esperansa said gutted the original intent of the measure and turned it into a pro-abortion bill.
Governor Camacho also vetoed the following bills.
* Bill No. 54-30: AN ACT TO ADD A NEW §3218.1 TO CHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 2 OF TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO ESTABLISHING THE INFORMED CONSENT REQUIREMENT FOR A WOMAN CONSIDERING AN ABORTION; AND TO CITE THE ACT AS THE ‘WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION ACT OF 2010’
* Bill No. 372-30: AN ACT TO AMEND §13201(b) OF ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 19 OF THE GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT BY CLERGY PERSONNEL OF CHURCHES, OR OTHER RELIGIONS ORGANIZATIONS
* Bill No. 438-30: AN ACT TO ADD NEW SUBSECTIONS (5), (6), (7) AND (8) TO §13109 (a), CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 2, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO SECTION 30 FUNDS AND OTHER FEDERAL MATTERS
* Bill No. 466-30: AN ACT TO AMEND §§77109 AND 7712, AND TO REPEAL §77110 OF CHAPTER 77, ARTICLE 1, TITLE 10, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE, THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE, AND THE POLICE COMMANDEER OF THE GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT