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Update: Pr. 5 Constitutional Amendment Public Hearing Wednesday, April 17 ~ State House

The House Committee on Human Services will hold a public hearing on Proposal 5, a proposed amendment to the Vermont Constitution regarding “personal reproductive liberty,” i.e. abortion, on Wednesday, April 17, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The hearing will take place in the House Chamber at the State House in Montpelier. Seating is limited. Sign-up to speak… Read more »

Votes for H.57 (Click to view all counties)

Addison Bennington Essex-Orleans and Caledonia Chittenden South 1 Chittenden South 2 Chittenden South 3 North Chittenden County Franklin Lamoille Orange Rutland Washington Windham Windsor

Democrat-led House Approves Unrestricted Abortion Bill

The Vermont House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of H.57,  the unrestricted abortion Bill. H.57 now moves to the Senate. Mary Hahn Beerworth, VRLC Executive Director commented: “It is official. The Vermont Democrat Party now holds the dubious distinction of being the party of unlimited, unrestricted and unregulated abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy. Common sense amendments… Read more »

Judiciary Committee Approves H.57 on a 9-2 Vote Full House to vote on unrestricted abortion bill as early as Wednesday, February 20th

The House Judiciary Committee today voted 9-2 in favor of H.57 after making some cosmetic changes to the Bill. That means the full House of Representatives will vote on H.57 as early as Wednesday, February 20th. It is urgent that you contact your Representative(s) and ask them to vote NO on H.57. Please urge concerned… Read more »

H.57 – What the Judiciary Committee Testimony Confirmed

Some Legislators have implied that the Federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act prohibits abortions in the late stages of pregnancy. It does not. It prohibits one specific type of abortion procedure. There are other types of abortion procedures used to abort babies in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy – procedures used at the UVM… Read more »

Pro-Lifers Pack the State House for Public Hearing on H.57 House Human Services Committee Approves Bill (7-3) After Making Only Cosmetic Changes

Thank you to the pro-lifers who turned out by the hundreds to express their opposition to H.57! Despite the bad weather, so many of you were able to respond to our requests for a large turnout for the public hearing. The media took note of how large the crowd was, and it was very encouraging… Read more »

An act relating to the right to have an abortion

Senate Bill H 25  “Establishing a right to abortion advances the public policy goals of enhancing the health of all Vermont citizens, including women of all ages, and strengthening individuals and families … The right of an individual to terminate the individual’s pregnancy shall not be impeded or restricted. “

An act relating to preserving the right to abortion

House Bill H 57  “The General Assembly intends this act to safeguard the right to abortion in Vermont by ensuring that right is not denied, restricted, or infringed by a governmental entity. … A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law. “

Public Hearing on unrestricted abortion Wednesday Feb. 6

Public Hearing on H.57 abortion billWednesday, February 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.State House, Montpelier The House Committees on Human Services and on Judiciary will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the well of the House Chamber at the State House in Montpelier on H.57. This… Read more »