A constitutional amendment to guarantee sexual and reproductive freedoms will be on the ballot in Vermont this November.
A 2019 state law guarantees the right to abortion in Vermont, and voters are poised to weigh in on a measure that would enshrine the right in the state Constitution.
As a state, we have come a long way in protecting access to reproductive health care and abortion. We are now in the homestretch to ensure this right.
Under the best of circumstances, being born in Alabama is one of the worst things that can happen to a child, that is if they get born at all.
On Monday evening, the governor announced he had signed a landmark bill to codify a woman's right to abortion, but had decided to veto the waiting period for gun purchases.
The governor said after he signed a package of gun control bills last year, the focus should shift to the underlying causes of violence and suicide. "I do not believe S.169 addresses these areas,” he wrote.
While protesting new abortion restrictions in states like Alabama and Georgia, speakers urged Gov. Scott to send a message by signing H.57.
Vermont’s Republican governor will not stand in the way of broad abortion protections, though he hasn’t committed to signing it.
The House OK'd Proposal 5, a constitutional amendment, while the Senate advanced H.57, which says governmental entities can't interfere with abortion access.
Vermont could soon have the most progressive abortion laws in America. Proponents say nothing will change in practice. Opponents aren’t buying it.
H.57, which prohibits governmental entities from interfering with access to abortion, was approved by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. The Senate's president says he believes the bill will pass.
The House Human Services Committee voted 8-3 to advance Proposal 5, which would protect “personal reproductive autonomy.”
The Burlington hospital also has adopted a new policy regarding abortion procedures, but administrators say it doesn't change current practice.
Sen. Ginny Lyons, chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, says H.57 is important because it would take effect much sooner than a proposed constitutional amendment supporting “reproductive autonomy.”