Guam's pro-life coalition endorses anti-abortion' candidates
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Guam Pro-Life Coalition, claiming 100,000 supporters, vowed to actively campaign for "anti-abortion" candidates.
"While this pledge is intended for every candidate running for any office, we are especially paying attention to incumbents when the Guam Heartbeat Act comes before them for a vote," the coalition said in a statement.
Introduced by Sen. Telena Cruz Nelson, the Guam Heartbeat Act of 2022 would prohibit abortion for women in their fifth or sixth week of pregnancy. The bill is awaiting vote in the 36th Guam Legislature.
"Our pledge is not a demand or threat, but an honest and transparent message that informs all incumbents and those seeking any public office, that we will peacefully and in compliance with our First Amendment rights and laws applicable to us, actively campaign only for pro-life/anti-abortion candidates," the coalition said.
"We are a coalition of like-minded, peaceful, and prayerful Christians and Non-Christians, Republicans, Democrats and Independents. We represent many different churches on Guam, as well as several village leaders, doctors, nurses, teachers and even former senators and other former public officials," the coalition said in a statement.
The coalition said its advocacy includes Pregnancy Resources via Safe Haven Pregnancy Resource Center, Family Preservation, Foster Care and Adoption via Harvest House.
"Our advocacy also includes the introduction to compassionate and pro-life attorneys with substantial experience in seeking court orders appointing guardians for unborn children which is provided for under the laws of Guam and especially intended in the case of teen pregnancies," the coalition said.