This week’s hearings mark the Legislature’s first major deliberations over abortion-related policy since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned landmark Roe v. Wade case precedent last summer, eliminating the federal right to an abortion.
Put a candle in your window on Sunday, Jan. 22, to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe and remind the world that the fight for reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy burns bright.
It remains an enormous uphill battle to restore the 50 years of abortion rights that the reactionary SCOTUS cabal stripped away with a single decision.
If mind and heart both seek truth, then faith and reason may function best as a complementary pair. By working together and holding each other in balance, each can help the other avoid the excesses of cold logic and blind faith.
Proposal 5 will ultimately empower courts and judges to make these decisions, not women and their doctors.
Human rights, gay rights, marriage equality, equal education and voting rights are among those that will see increased attacks before a court grown more sympathetic to conservative priorities.
Article 22 is a common-sense restoration of the fundamental rights Vermonters had before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down those rights in the disastrous Dobbs decision.
What else is being masked by the vague language of the proposal? The answer has consistently been, “The court will decide.”
The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and the planned introduction of a first-of-its-kind federal abortion ban are a wakeup call. We need this amendment and the protections it provides more than ever, or we risk Washington intervening in our lives.
Let's keep choice alive in Vermont, not only for Vermonters, but for residents of other states who see us as a point of light in the current political darkness.
Let’s listen to one another and come together to find common ground and common-sense solutions on this and other difficult issues.
Roe protected the health of people who have a uterus. Those protections are now gone. They are being replaced by a patchwork of state laws that leave women vulnerable based on their zip code.
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.