Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Vermont allows women eligible for state medical assistance for general health care to obtain public funds for medically necessary abortion services. Vt. Dep't of Soc. Welfare, PP & D Memo, Policy Interpretation (Jan. 12, 1994); Vt. Dep't of Soc. Welfare, Abortion Certification, DSW 219B (Rev. March 1998) at http://www.vtmedicaid.com/Downloads/forms/Abortion%20forms%20219AB.pdf; Doe v. Celani, No. S81-84CnC (Vt. Super. Ct. May, 26, 1986) (invalidating an earlier state regulation as unconstitutional and unenforceable under the Vermont constitution to the extent that the regulation funded only procedures covered by the federal Medicaid program and did not fund all medically necessary abortion services).