Vermont Voices

The Reproductive Liberty Amendment is strongly supported by Vermonters in all four corners of our state. We are proud to highlight a selection of their stories here. If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at

“I have always been inspired by my mother’s advocacy for reproductive health – and am honored to follow in her footsteps. We’re all better off when we take steps towards gender equity.”


Scott – Stowe, VT

“Para las mujeres migrantes en Vermont es importante que nuestros derechos de reproducción sean respetados y no se vean afectados en un futuro.”


Thelma – Organizer, Migrant Justice

“I had an abortion before the legal protections of Roe v. Wade. I felt frantic and desperate navigating the process. Now I’m the mother of grown children, and I know we have to protect our reproductive rights so others don’t have an experience like mine.”


Anne –  Wallingford, VT

“My faith affirms that bodily autonomy is foundational to human dignity and self-determination.”


Rev. Joan Javier-Duval – Unitarian Universalist Minister

Bruce, a third-generation United Methodist Minister from Bennington, shares why he supports the Reproductive Liberty Amendment. 

“As an indigenous person and member of the disability community, the Reproductive Liberty Amendment makes me feel protected from the horror of forced sterilization, and assures me that, unlike my birth mother, if I do choose to have a child, I can be confident that it will be my choice.”


Catarina –  Burlington, VT

“Reproductive care, including abortion, is essential health care. I firmly believe that patients should have the freedom to make reproductive health care decisions like they do any other medical decision: with their health and well-being at the center.”


Dr. Harry Chen – Former Vermont Health Commissioner

“When I was 19, a sophomore at Dartmouth College and a varsity athlete, I got pregnant accidentally and found myself in crisis. With the support of my parents and boyfriend, I had a safe abortion at 8 weeks.”


Diana – Brattleboro, VT

“When I got my IUD, I gained control of my family’s future, in a way. It allowed me and my husband to live our lives and decide to have children when we were ready.”


Mary Jane – Middlebury, VT

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