And the 4th branch of Vermont's gov't is ...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood building 3There's no mystery about who's behind a campaign to make destruction of preborn life a part of Vermont's Constitution.

Because of concern that the U.S. Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion for all 50 states, pro-abortion lawmakers in Vermont are pursuing a constitutional amendment to make abortion the law of the land. In doing so, says LifeSiteNews, they hope to insulate a state-level "right" to abortion from future elections.

Mary Hahn Beerworth, who heads Vermont Right to Life Committee, finds it ironic the U.S. was founded on the Declaration of Independence and the right to life.

Beerworth

"Vermont ... has legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy without a single restriction or regulation on the practice of abortion – not even that a doctor perform the procedure; no limit on how late into pregnancy; and ... legalized physician-assisted suicide. And now it wants to enshrine death into the Vermont Constitution," she laments.

It appears to the pro-life leader that one particular organization snaps its fingers and the legislature responds favorably.

"We refer to Planned Parenthood here as the fourth branch of government," she offers, "and every year they simply deliver their wish list. They have so many clinics per capita here that they dominate the political scene."

In order for the amendment to proceed, it would have to gain a majority vote in the House and two-thirds' vote in Senate this session and again next year for Vermonters to vote on it in 2022. It would go into effect the next year. Considering the political climate in Vermont, Beerworth doesn't deny there's a good chance it will succeed.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you were in the military, how would you respond to a directive to avoid attending indoor religious services?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains
China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw
Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic
Boat tours of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona Memorial to resume
Houston's Democrat mayor cancels state GOP convention

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Black America: Before y'all sign on to BLM...
Let's talk about black privilege
It's time for blacks to choose a side
Black Lives Matter in public schools is turning kids into little Marxists
Black Lives Matter was violent from the start, and media and politicians knew it

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Is the state medical board even paying attention?

abortuary lobby in Beverly HillsOperation Rescue continues to call for action against a late-term abortion clinic in California.