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.
We, the people, have to demand reproductive justice, and we have to build a mass, independent movement to win it.
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.
In this hellscape for the autonomy and health of women, girls, and transgender and nonbinary people, Vermont voters have a chance in November to make headlines that bring hope.
The event supporting Nolan’s run to join Collins, a Maine Republican, in the U.S. Senate will be hosted by a federal political action committee that promotes Republican women running for Congress.
This new left, increasingly in control of our major cultural institutions, is obsessed with power and identity, rather than ideas and debate. The debate surrounding Dobbs is a good example of this.
There’s rampant hypocrisy in using religion to enhance privilege, power and profit to engineer a white Christian theocracy in America, in direct contravention both of the Constitution and the most basic tenets of Christianity.
A Supreme Court that strips basic human rights from millions of Americans is dangerous for us all. Our friends and loved ones across the country saw their ability to make their own choices about their own bodies vanish overnight.
My generation never dreamed that the clock would run backwards, that
we would lose what we had fought for so hard.
The Supreme Court has effectively repealed the 13th Amendment, which prohibits involuntary servitude. At the time it was passed, the particular horror of rape and forced childbearing for enslaved black women was clearly recognized.
Roe v. Wade attempted to balance the interests of the mother, the unborn child, and the state. In Vermont, however, the Legislature is taking us in the opposite direction.
The Supreme Court is not the final “Decider” of what can happen in our country. “We the People” are. We just need to vote in every primary and general election.
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.