Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Peter Shumlin (D) is pro-choice.
- The Vermont House is pro-choice.
- The Vermont Senate is pro-choice.
Vermont has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Vermont law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Vermont law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Vermont provides low-income women access to abortion.
State Constitutional Protection
Vermont's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.