The Guam Women's Clinic was founded in 1989 by Drs. William S. Freeman and John S. Dunlop. Both Doctors are American-board certified specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. The clinic's doctors delivered over 2,000 babies during their early years on Guam. Dr. Dunlop retired in 1994.
Many of the island's women had trouble conceiving, and the clinic kept up a strong infertility program – including artificial insemination.
The unplanned pregnancy rate has always been a bit high. The clinic maintains a wide range of family planning services including the morning after pill and termination of pregnancy.
In 1990 the Guam legislature passed a very restrictive law that banned all abortions on Guam . There was not even an exception for rape, incest or a fetal deformity. The clinic doctors were quick to file suit, on behalf of our women patients. (Guam OB-GYN Society and Guam Nursing Association vs. ADA, 1990). Our action culminated in a United States Supreme Court decision (Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, 1991) that guaranteed all women the right to an abortion through the sixth month of pregnancy.