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Pro-abortion amendment to state Constitution solidifies abortion on demand in Vermont

by | Feb 7, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

Vermont is on the verge of passing a state constitutional amendment out of the House and Senate that embeds the state’s pro-abortion laws—essentially abortion on demand–into the constitution 

The proposed amendment states: “That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.”

According to John Klar, “Vermont established ‘abortion protections’ through delivery in 2019, in its ‘no-limits” H.57,’ overcoming Republican efforts to impose a 24-week limitation, or to exempt minor girls. Proposal 5 now seeks to cement those same horrors into the Vermont constitution, and compel conservative elected representatives to swear an oath to its abhorrent provisions.”

Proposal 5 “is reckless and irresponsible, dangerous and expensive as well as morally and ethically wrong,” says Vermont Right to Life. “The lives of countless unborn babies will be placed at further risk of abortion if Proposal 5 is adopted

The proposed constitutional amendment “will legally deny the recognition of the existence of that person Roe federally acknowledged in its ‘viability’ rule,” Klar wrote. “Thus Vermont has scorned even Roe’s political, moral, and scientific balancing efforts.”

If it passes on Tuesday, Proposal 5 will be on the ballot, likely this fall, and be known as Article 22.

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