Gov. Leon Guerrero to veto Heartbeat act

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (file photo)


The anti-abortion bill; 291-36, or more commonly known as the controversial Guam Heartbeat Act is expected to be vetoed later today.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero expressed vetoing the bill during yesterday’s bill signing ceremony.

Governor Leon Guerrero said that the heartbeat act is a “very dangerous piece of legislation,” and hopes that lawmakers will not override the veto when they return into session tomorrow.

Yesterday the Governor signed 4 bills into law:

Bill 346 by Senator Pedo Terlaje, would allow for early retirement for law enforcement and investigators, is now Public Law 36-130.

As for the 3 bills by Senator Camacho Torres:

Bill 312, expands protections for victims of abuse to maintain the safety and needs of victims or minor children held in common with the defendants, is now Public Law 36-125.

Bill 313, allows for protective orders for victims of nonconsensual sexual contact or nonconsensual sexual penetration , is now Public Law 36-126.

Bill 314, which establishes protective orders for victims of stalking, is now Public Law 36-127.