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Vermont Queues up ZERO Restrictions on Abortion Bill

Vermont lawmakers are readying a new low, even for proponents of abortion. Their bill, H.57, protects as an alleged “fundamental right the freedom of reproductive choice and to prohibit public entities from interfering with or restricting the right of an individual to terminate the individual’s pregnancy.” The GOP has attempted to offer modifiers to the legislation, such as restricting abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy or parental consent for minors, but all have been rejected by Vermont Democrats.

Here’s more from Daily Wire…

 

The bill, H.57, states, “This bill proposes to recognize as a fundamental right the freedom of reproductive choice and to prohibit public entities from interfering with or restricting the right of an individual to terminate the individual’s pregnancy. … Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization. Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion. A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus shall not have independent rights under Vermont law.”

Although GOP legislators have offered amendments to the bill that would modify it, Democrats and so-called progressive legislators have rejected them; by Wednesday afternoon, 10 amendments had been voted out of committees unfavorably, as VTDigger reports.

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