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Eileen Sullivan

Communications Director, Vermont for Reproductive Liberty IE PAC

eileen.sullivan@ppnne.org | (802) 448-9751

Policy overview

The Reproductive Liberty Amendment is a proposed state constitutional amendment that would protect every Vermonter’s right to make their own reproductive decisions, including whether and when to become a parent, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care.

 

The amendment affirms that every Vermonter should be free to lead their own lives and make their own reproductive choices, without interference from politicians.

 

The Vermont House and Senate passed the Reproductive Liberty Amendment with tri-partisan support in 2019 and 2021. After completing its fourth and final stage of legislative review in 2022, the amendment will become a 2022 General Election ballot measure before Vermont voters.

AMENDMENT LANGUAGE

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.

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