Republican Governor Signs Extreme Abortion Rights Bill

  • 06/12/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Republican Governor Signs Extreme Abortion Rights Bill
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is one of the last of his kind. 

The Rockefeller Republican quietly signed an extreme pro-abortion bill into law, legalizing abortions in Vermont until the moment of birth – for any reason.

The zero-restriction abortion law also allows minors to get abortions without parental notification. 

The Daily Wire's Amanda Prestigiacomo further reports:

"Like many Vermonters, I have consistently supported a woman's right to choose," Scott said in a statement, reported by The Hill. "This legislation affirms what is already allowable in Vermont – protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider."

Gov. Scott added that he "appreciate[s] the respectful tone and civility from all sides throughout this discussion."

"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," H.57 reads.

"A public entity … shall not, in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information, deny or interfere with an individual's fundamental rights to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization or to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to obtain an abortion," the bill continues. "No State or local law enforcement shall prosecute any individual for inducing, performing, or attempting to induce or perform the individual's own abortion."

Vermont's law is remarkably similar to New York's, which was signed into law by prominent Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
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