Speakers on Saturday said reproductive health care continues to be seen as an issue solely for cisgender — and often, white — women, but that just isn’t true.
Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, plans to run again for the top Vermont House leadership role, should she win reelection in Burlington in November.
When Vermont political leaders saw the news that the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to strike down nationwide abortion protections that have stood for nearly five decades, they couldn’t believe it was real.
“Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW,” Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted on Monday night.
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.
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.
About 70 people spoke during Wednesday evening’s public hearing on the proposed Reproductive Liberty Amendment, which would enshrine abortion rights in Vermont’s constitution.
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.
After the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to overturn a six-week abortion ban in Texas, lawmakers said they are pushing harder than ever to add an amendment to the Vermont Constitution protecting abortion access.
If I cannot deny a service, am I absolutely required to provide it? Must the taxpayer pay for it?
The need to protect these rights in the Vermont Constitution has never been more urgent.
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.”