Against this backdrop, Vermont is moving to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.
A constitutional amendment to guarantee sexual and reproductive freedoms will be on the ballot in Vermont this November.
Vermont’s Bennington, Hyde Park, Middlebury and St. Albans health centers are all slated to close, effective June 12.
Vermont is difficult to get to and adjacent to other states that will likely preserve abortion access, should federal protections be dissolved. But doctors and advocates still expect to see a rise in out-of-state patients.
Now that Proposal 5 has cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature, it’s campaign season.
Proposal 5 would amend the state constitution to guarantee Vermonters access to abortion, contraceptive and other reproductive care.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments for and against a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks gestation. How the conservative-leaning court decides the case could alter nationwide legal precedent on abortion access for the first time in decades.
The non-endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, the Democratic candidate in the race, was in contrast to endorsements of Democrats in three other statewide races.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allows some employers to opt out of covering birth control under their health insurance plans because of moral or religious objections
The need to protect these rights in the Vermont Constitution has never been more urgent.
The state will use a contingency fund to replace the Title X funds, at least until June 2020.
The rule change, proposed by the Trump administration, restricts funding from going to organizations that provide abortions or offer referrals for abortions.
Vermont could soon have the most progressive abortion laws in America. Proponents say nothing will change in practice. Opponents aren’t buying it.
Reproductive justice stands at the intersection of health, dignity, economic justice and human rights.