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The Reproductive Liberty Amendment, also known as Prop 5 or the RLA, is a proposed state constitutional amendment that would protect every Vermonter’s right to make their own reproductive decisions. The amendment would ensure that individual Vermonters can choose for themselves whether and when to become a parent, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care.

 

If passed by the Vermont House in the 2022 Legislative Session, the amendment will become a 2022 General Election ballot measure, decided on by Vermont voters.

Important medical decisions should be guided by a patient's health and wellbeing, not by a politician's beliefs. But for far too long, politicians across the country have been fighting to restrict reproductive health care, and now they are gaining ground.

 

Protecting personal reproductive liberty in the Vermont Constitution will preserve this right in our state, no matter what happens in Washington, D.C.

 

If we succeed, this will be a groundbreaking achievement. Vermont will become the first state in the nation to explicitly protect reproductive rights in its constitution and pave the way for other states to do the same.

Sec 2. Article 22 of Chapter I of the Vermont Constitution is added to read:


Article 22. [Personal reproductive liberty]


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.

Amendments to the Vermont Constitution must be passed by the Vermont Senate and House in two consecutive legislative sessions, followed by a public vote in the next general election.

 

The Reproductive Liberty Amendment was passed by the Senate and House in 2019, and the Senate again in 2021. If passed by the House in the 2022 Legislative Session, the amendment will become a 2022 General Election ballot measure, decided on by Vermont voters.

April 2019

VT Senate Passes the Amendment

April 2019
May 2019

VT House Passes the Amendment

May 2019
April 2021

VT Senate Passes the Amendment Again

April 2021
2022 Legislative Session

VT House Will Vote on the Amendment Again

2022 Legislative Session
November 2022

If Passed, VTers Will Vote on the Amendment as a 2022 General Election Ballot Measure

November 2022

We’re so glad you asked! The fate of the Reproductive Liberty Amendment truly lies with Vermonters like you. You can support by pledging to vote “yes” on the amendment in the 2022 General Election, volunteering with our County Action Teams, or powering this movement with a contribution.

Please feel free to reach out to info@reprolibertyvt.org with any questions. 

The campaign to pass the Reproductive Liberty Amendment is organized and supported by a growing coalition of Vermont advocates. Currently, the campaign is led by Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund's Vermont for Reproductive Liberty IE PAC, ACLU-Vermont, and Alliance for a Better Vermont.

Visit the Vermont Secretary of State's Office for directions on how to register to vote in Vermont.

We'd be happy to help! Please complete this form or email info@reprolibertyvt.org to get in touch with a staff member. 

Reproductive liberty is health freedom autonomy dignity justice .

The Vermont Reproductive Liberty Amendment Campaign is led by Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund’s Vermont for Reproductive Liberty IE PAC, ACLU-Vermont, Alliance for a Better Vermont, and the League of Women Voters of Vermont.

Paid for by the Vermont for Reproductive Liberty IE PAC