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Public Statement: Lt. Governor Gray on the Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Submitted by LTG.info@vermont.gov on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:48

Statement of Lt. Governor Molly Gray on the Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization


Montpelier, VT – This morning, Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:

 

“Today will go down as a tragic day in the fight for human rights and women’s rights. Never in my lifetime has an established fundamental right been stripped away. SCOTUS has failed spectacularly in its duty to protect and uphold the constitutional precedent.

 

Every Vermonter and American is owed the right to reproductive liberty, and here in Vermont, we will do everything in our power to protect it. 

 

I encourage Vermonters to channel their outrage and take action by passing Proposal 5 this fall to enshrine reproductive liberty in our Vermont Constitution. At the federal level, we must codify Roe. With that precedent now officially upended, this must happen now.

 

Vermonters will always step forward when our country steers off course. It’s time, again, for us to be a north star for the nation, to stand together and lead the way toward a safer and more just future for all.”