Pro-abortion access lawmakers and advocates in Vermont are campaigning hard to pass the Reproductive Liberty Amendment in November. But some lawmakers say it’s not enough.
Brattleboro Common Sense has proposed an amendment to the resolution, allocating $105,000 for Planned Parenthood and the national activism of Pro-Choice America and local activism. We will also propose an amendment for a legal defense fund for victims of abortion vigilante laws.
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The case that legalized abortion in Vermont featured “Jacqueline R.,” an unmarried server who wanted to end her pregnancy, and an OB/GYN resident at the University of Vermont named Jackson Beecham.
A constitutional amendment to guarantee sexual and reproductive freedoms will be on the ballot in Vermont this November.
“When people come together from diverse backgrounds, and they give it everything they got, they win,” professor Felicia Kornbluh said.
A pattern of poor communication divides students and administration at Champlain College and the University of Vermont.
Vermont’s Bennington, Hyde Park, Middlebury and St. Albans health centers are all slated to close, effective June 12.
Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, plans to run again for the top Vermont House leadership role, should she win reelection in Burlington in November.
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.
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.
Without safe abortion, there will still be unsafe abortion, resulting in death, psychological harm and possible suicides among women of childbearing age. Many women will be deprived of economic security, quality of life aspirations, or the fulfillment of life goals.
Local residents are concerned about how the closure will affect access to reproductive health care in the remote Northeast Kingdom region.
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.