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Judge Recommends Keeping Guam’s In-Person Rule for Abortion Info

April 26, 2021, 7:17 PM

Guam should be allowed to continue enforcing a law that requires that a woman about to have an abortion receive information about the procedure in person rather than through teleconferencing, a federal magistrate judge said.

Two Guam-licensed obstetrician-gynecologists who practice in Hawaii aren’t likely to prove the in-person rule creates a substantial obstacle to abortion for a large percentage of women seeking the procedure, Magistrate Judge Heather L. Kennedy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Guam said.

Kennedy recommended to the court that it deny the providers’ request to lift the rule and allow them to ...

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