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Esperansa Project Legislative Successes

The Esperansa Project was started in 2008 after its founders learned that Guam was the easiest place in the United States to procure an abortion because of its lack of regulations that many other states already had. Following is a list of Public Laws that have been enacted regulating abortion on Guam since 2008. Attached is printable PDF with the following information. 



Public Law No.

Date Enacted

Name

Description

Original Bill No.

Sponsors

Date Introduced

P.L 29-115

Nov. 18, 2008

The Partial-Birth Abortion Act of 2008

“THE PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT OF 2008. "

Bill No. 374 (EC)

Sens. Eddie Calvo, Frank Blas, Jr., James Espaldon

Oct. 7, 2008

P.L. 31-155

Jan 4, 2012

Parental or Guardian Consent Required for Abortion

Parental or Guardian Consent Required for Abortion

Bill No. 323-31

Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. 

Oct 5, 2011

P.L. 31-235

Nov. 1, 2012

The Women's Reproductive Health Information Act of 2012

Women’s informed consent required for abortion

Bill No. 54-30 & 52-31

Gov. Eddie Calvo

Jan 25, 2011

P.L. 32-090

Nov. 27, 2013

Infant Child’s Right to Life Act

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROTECTING INFANTS WHO ARE BORN ALIVE AS A RESULT OF AN ABORTION

Bill No. 195-32

Sen. Frank Aguon, Jr. 

Sep. 25, 2013

P.L. 32-089

Nov. 27, 2013

See description

Deleted the provision in P.L. 31-235 requiring the printed materials and the checklist certification to undergo the rule making process pursuant to the Administrative Adjudication Law. 

Bill No. 193-32

Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. 

Sep. 23, 2013

P.L. 33-132

Mar. 4, 2016

Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Criminalized harming or killing the child in the womb in acts of violence against the mother. 

Bill No. 231-33

Sen. Frank Blas, Jr. 

Jan. 19, 2016

P.L. 33-218


Dec. 15, 2016

See description

Increased the penalties of non-compliance of abortion reporting law and added reporting mechanisms to better insure enforcement. 

Bill No. 168-33 

Sens. Frank Aguon, Jr. and Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. 

Aug. 31, 2015

P.L 32-217

Dec. 17, 2014

See description

 Requires abortion providers to include gestational age in abortion reports

Bill No. 412-32

Sens. Frank Aguon, Jr. and Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. 

Oct 14, 2014


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Tim Rohr,
Jun 9, 2017, 10:16 PM
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