Nine months — think about it a minute. When is a fetus a baby?
The hot-button issue is drawing big money and campaigning. Vermont and California are the first left-leaning states to put a constitutional amendment to a general election vote since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
The overstated hypotheticals provided in the flier are just the tack that Vermont pro-lifers had told us a few months ago that they were going to use to oppose the reproductive rights amendment to the state constitution.
We, the people, have to demand reproductive justice, and we have to build a mass, independent movement to win it.
Twelve-year state Rep. Mike Yantachka, D-Charlotte, was defeated Tuesday night in a primary challenge from Chea Waters Evans, a local journalist who was spurred to join the race by Yantachka’s vote against Proposal 5.
Municipal leaders fear their statement “to protect pregnant people’s access” could legally complicate a November vote on Proposal 5, a “personal reproductive liberty” amendment to the Vermont Constitution.
Brattleboro Selectboard’s resolution supporting the right to abortion needs to be strengthened if it’s going to be effective.
Rodney Smolla has been analyzing and arguing before the Supreme Court for decades.
Against this backdrop, Vermont is moving to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.
Americans look to the Supreme Court to protect and enhance their freedoms, not diminish them. Today only 25% of Americans have confidence in the Supreme Court, which is down from 36% last year, according to the Gallup Poll.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision Friday, Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom has received over $100,000 in donations.
Charity Clark and Rory Thibault said they would work with lawmakers to take additional steps, using existing and new legislation, to make Vermont a “safe harbor” for people seeking an abortion — whether or not those people live in the state.
Vermont’s Proposal 5 would give all Vermonters the right to “reproductive autonomy.” But a federal ban could supersede that.