(Washington Times) — On its way to Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s desk is an abortion rights bill that makes late-term legislation in New York and Virginia look conservative by comparison.
The Democrat-controlled state legislature gave final approval Friday to H. 57, which would create a “fundamental right” to abortion and prohibit government entities from interfering with or restricting access to abortion, ensuring that any pregnancy may be terminated for any reason at any time.
Democrats have said the legislation merely enshrines into law the no-limits status quo, but pro-life advocates say the result is the same.
“They can say they’re codifying current practice if they want to all day long, but we now have the most radical, pro-abortion legislation in the country,” said Vermont Right to Life Executive Director Mary Beerworth. “This will codify in statute unlimited, unregulated elective abortions.”