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NEWS: Lt. Governor David Zuckerman joins National Coalition to Protect Reproductive Freedom 

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Press Release

Office of Lt. Governor David Zuckerman 

March 27th, 2020 

Lisa Gerlach 
Chief of Staff, Office of the Lt. Governor 
(802) 636-7047 


NEWS: Lt. Governor David Zuckerman joins National Coalition to Protect Reproductive Freedom 

MONTPELIER, Vt: On Monday, Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, upon his return from the National Lieutenant Governor Association’s annual spring meeting, announced that he has joined a group of 22 lieutenant governors in the formation of a Reproductive Freedom Coalition. This group, led by Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, is a multi-state coalition representing more than 165 million people, plans to work together to protect and expand reproductive freedom and access to health care in the wake of unprecedented attacks following the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

“I am proud of Vermonters for overwhelmingly passing a constitutional amendment to enshrine reproductive liberty and bodily autonomy into our State Constitution,” said Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. “Our state has a long and proud history of protecting individual rights, and this vote confirmed that Vermonters believe that decisions about one’s body and health are not for the Government to decide. Our State House and Senate each just passed shield law legislation to make sure that our healthcare providers are protected from professional disciplinary action by other states for providing abortion services. Restricting access to reproductive healthcare not only infringes on a person’s capacity for self-determination, but it also restricts their economic mobility and opportunity to live a fruitful life. This is oppression that we are morally obligated to fight against. It is an honor to join my colleagues to stand up for reproductive liberty and all that it represents, from economic to social justice and equity.”