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Republican Governor Approves Abortion Rights Bill

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file)

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has approved a bill guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion.The Vermont legislature, concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, which established a woman’s right to abortion nationwide, this session passed  H.57 to preserve the right within Vermont. 

Republican Governor Phil Scott signed the bill Monday.  In a statement, he notes that he has consistently supported a woman’s right to choose and the bill he signed merely affirms what the state already allows: “….protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider.” 

The law is effective immediately.