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.