By Mary Hahn Beerworth On June 25, 2023, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) and two Vermont pregnancy care centers challenging Vermont state officials for unconstitutionally restricting the centers’ speech and provision of services. ADF attorneys filed the lawsuit, National Institute of …Continue reading "Vermont Law Challenged in Federal District Court for Restricting Pro-Life Speech"
Editor’s note. As Mary Beerworth, Vermont Right to Life executive director, wrote for NRL News, the state has enacted H.B. 57, a radical by any measure pro-abortion bill. But the Abortion Lobby is not done. It has offered up “Proposal 5,” which would amend the Vermont constitution to guarantee “personal reproductive liberty.” It has already …Continue reading "“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”"
By Mary Beerworth, Executive Director, Vermont Right to Life Editor’s note. This appeared in the June digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share the contents of this 39-page issue with pro-life friends and family. The rallying cry for abortion went up immediately after the opening of the 2019 legislative session in Vermont. …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood: Vermont’s 4th branch of government"
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed what may well be the most radical anti-life bill in the nation into law. @VTRightToLife pic.twitter.com/iGLblZRt2t — National Right to Life (@nrlc) June 11, 2019 Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed what may well be the most radical anti-life bill in the nation into lawContinue reading "Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed what may well be the most radical anti-life bill in the nation into law"
By Dave Andrusko While a lot of attention has rightly focused on pro-abortion militants in New York and Virginia and Illinois and Rhode Island, the Democratically controlled legislature in Vermont is bound and determined not to play second fiddle to any abortion extremist. On Tuesday, in a pincher-like move, the House and Senate moved to …Continue reading "Vermont House and Senate overwhelming support pro-abortion legislation and pro-abortion amendment to state Constitution"
Is there no limit to the savagery of the abortion absolutist? By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has posted numerous stories specifying in detail just how rabidly pro-abortion a number of proposed state laws actually are. You know the grim details: abortion through “40 weeks” (in the words of Va. Del. Nancy Tran); allowing non-physicians …Continue reading "Vermont’s hostility to legal recourse for women whose unborn children have been murdered by criminals"
By Mary Hahn Beerworth, Executive Director, Vermont Right to Life Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a letter to the editor that appeared in the Burlington [Vermont] Free Press. The (UVMMC) Board of Trustees, without notice to hospital staff, voted to change their decades-old policy of limiting their practice of abortion on hospital premises to …Continue reading "Is the University of Vermont Medical Center acting “under the influence”?"
When Vermont Right to Life Committee Treasurer, Sharon Toborg, received a telemarketing phone call at her home urging her to help end abortion, she looked into the organization making the request. But Toborg, who has been affiliated in several capacities with VRLC for over 30 years, had never heard of the “National Campaign PAC” organization …Continue reading "Vermont Right to Life Treasurer Aids Investigation Leading to Arrests in National Scam"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vermont Department of Health recently released the assisted suicide report for the period May 31, 2013 to June 30, 2017. However, the report provides very little information about the actual conditions or reasons related to the assisted suicide deaths of Vermont citizens. According to the data, …Continue reading "Vermont assisted suicide report provides scant information"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed a lawsuit to protect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals in Vermont and prevent physicians and patients from being coerced into assisted suicide. According to the ADF, the case was filed on July 19 in federal court on behalf …Continue reading "Court case filed to protect Vermont physicians and patients from coercion in assisted suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide isn’t the same as palliative care. The latter about easing symptoms and alleviating pain. The former about intentionally ending life. But the culture of death brooks no dissent. Vermont authorities require doctors to counsel terminally ill patients on receiving assisted suicide under a law that requires all end-of-life medical …Continue reading "Protect Vermont MDs’ Right to Not Push Assisted Suicide!"
ADF attorneys, allied attorney file federal complaint against state medical licensing authorities Editor’s note. The following was provided by the ADF–Alliance Defending Freedom. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit in federal court Tuesday against officials in the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Office of Professional Regulation on behalf of health …Continue reading "Vermont health professionals: Don’t force us to help kill our patients"