Vermont voters made history tonight by passing the Reproductive Liberty Amendment. Vermonters support reproductive freedom in all four corners of the state, and they believe that our reproductive decisions are ours to make without interference from politicians. Approximately half of the United States is in the process of banning or greatly restricting abortion rights, and other reproductive and sexual health services could be on the line.



Here in Vermont, voters took responsibility to protect care wherever possible. With Roe v. Wade being overturned, state-level protections are vital to safeguarding access to reproductive health care, and Vermont has set an example of what is possible. We are grateful to Vermont voters for their overwhelming support of these fundamental human rights.

Eileen Sullivan

Communications Director, Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee


Sam Donnelly

Campaign Manager, Reproductive Liberty Amendment Ballot Committee

In the Press

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In These 6 States, Abortion Rights Are Literally on the Ballot. Will direct democracy in Michigan, Kansas, Vermont, and elsewhere protect the rights that the Supreme Court won’t?
Vermont lawmakers vote on constitutional amendment guaranteeing right to abortion, contraception. Lawmakers in Vermont are one step closer to making the state the first in the country to add abortion to its constitution after approving an amendment known as proposition 5.
Vermonters hold rallies to oppose Supreme Court decision. Rallies are being held across Vermont in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
My guiding principle, as a women’s health practitioner for 28 years and as a birthing center nurse for 10 years, was that I trusted women to make informed decisions regarding their own health care. In November, we will get to vote on the Reproductive Liberty Amendment (Article 22, formerly Prop 5) which would amend the Vermont Constitution to protect every person’s right to make their own reproductive decisions. These are fundamental rights and we need to remove politics from personal health care decisions.
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Letter to the Editor: 20 religious leaders stand with Vermont’s women. As faith leaders from diverse theological backgrounds and denominations, we represent a variety of beliefs and viewpoints on complicated, moral issues. We write today as one religious community, and we write to stand with Vermont’s women.
Harry Chen: A call to action on the Reproductive Liberty Amendment. The recent leak of the draft decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade portends a major shift in almost 50 years of reproductive health care in America.
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Reproductive autonomy is foundational to dignity. I am an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and I support the Reproductive Liberty Amendment (Prop 5), a proposed amendment to the Vermont Constitution that would protect every Vermonter’s right to make their own reproductive decisions.
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Vermont urgently needs Reproductive Liberty Amendment. Like most American women, the issue of abortion is personal to me. A year before I met Jake Burton in Londonderry, Vermont, and started on a journey to help pioneer the global sport of snowboarding, I had an abortion.

Reproductive liberty is health freedom autonomy dignity justice .

The Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee is led by the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, ACLU of Vermont, Alliance for a Better Vermont, and the League of Women Voters of Vermont. 

Paid for by the Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee