Voters approve reproductive liberty amendment
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Voters in Vermont Tuesday signed off on an amendment to the Vermont Constitution protecting reproductive rights, including abortion.
With 85% of precincts reporting, Prop 5 -- Article 22 -- had received upwards of 77% of the votes.
Although the Vermont measure got rolling in 2019, it gained traction following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion. The proposal had to be passed by two consecutively elected legislatures. The final step was Tuesday’s vote.
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