Posts Categorized: Legislation

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. “ https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/S-0025/S-0025%20As%20Introduced.pdf

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. “ https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/H-0057/H-0057%20As%20Introduced.pdf

Roll call of Senate Vote

We want to thank all who stood strong and fought hard for Repeal of this disgraceful law. You have our admiration for standing up to protect patient’s rights to life and freedom from abuse, errors and outright coercion. The Amendment to Repeal Act 39 entirely was sponsored by Senator Norm McAllister, who made an emotional… Read more »

Talk to your senators during Town Meeting

Your Senators need to hear from you during town meeting week. Thanks in part to you, the Senate voted last week to postpone a vote on a bill related to Act 39, the law that legalized doctor-prescribed suicide, until Wednesday, March 11th. Your Senators are home all of this week for Town Meeting Day and… Read more »

Urgent! Call your Senators today!

We need you to take URGENT action! Act 39 is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor at 1 pm Thursday (2/26). And the vote will be very close! We need you to call your Senators at the Statehouse today (Wednesday, 2/25) or early morning Thursday. So there is no time to wait!… Read more »

Abortion in Vermont

Bill S. 315, An Act Relating to Repealing the Unconstitutional Statutes Relating to Abortion was signed into law today at Planned Parenthood’s headquarters in Burlington. All S. 315 does is remove the old and unenforceable abortion provisions enacted in 1846 from Vermont Statutes. The legislation will have no effect on the current legal status of… Read more »