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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, signed an extreme pro-abortion bill into law on Monday, permitting abortions to be performed up until the moment of birth in the state for any reason whatsoever.

The legislation, H.57, includes zero abortion restrictions. The unborn, who have detectable beating hearts at around six-weeks gestation and can feel pain as early as 20 weeks, can be legally killed at any time during a woman’s pregnancy for any reason at all. Notably, young girls of any age will not be required to seek parental consent before having an abortion.

“Like many Vermonters, I have consistently supported a woman’s right to choose,” Scott said in a statement, reported by The Hill. “This legislation affirms what is already allowable in Vermont – protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider.”

Gov. Scott added that he “appreciate[s] the respectful tone and civility from all sides throughout this discussion.”

“This bill proposes to recognize as a fundamental right the freedom of reproductive choice and to prohibit public entities from interfering with or restricting the right of an individual to terminate the individual’s pregnancy,” H.57 reads.

“A public entity … shall not, in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information, deny or interfere with an individual’s fundamental rights to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization or to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to obtain an abortion,” the bill continues. “No State or local law enforcement shall prosecute any individual for inducing, performing, or attempting to induce or perform the individual’s own abortion.”

The new law is similar to that of New York’s euphemistically-named Reproductive Health Act, which allows abortion until the moment of birth for essentially any reason, loosens restrictions on those who can perform abortions, and strips the unborn of any protections under the state’s penal code. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, celebrated the bill signing, as did New York Democrat lawmakers.

The move from Scott, who is notably serving in a liberal state, is out of step with other Republican governors. In May, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed the nation’s strictest abortion bill into law, outlawing all abortion, save an exception for the life of the mother. In a handful of other states with Republican governors, such as Ohio and Georgia, “heartbeat” bills have been signed into law, protecting the unborn with detectable heartbeats (around six-weeks gestation) from the fatal procedure.

The sweeping pro-life legislation made its way to Louisiana, when Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, signed a heartbeat bill into law.

According to Fox News, Edwards said his faith directs him in supporting life, but the position also holds “personal significance”: “Nearly three decades ago, he and his wife decided to have his daughter, diagnosed as a baby with spina bifida, against the doctor’s advice to abort,” the outlet reported.

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. David

    June 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Condoning MURDER. This makes him officially a RINO!

    • Dorrie

      June 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      You are wrong David. This makes Scott a Democrat in a Rino’s disguise. Democrats condone MURDER. Most Republicans are PRO-LIFE.

      • Wilson.

        June 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

        RINO is republican in name only.

      • Wilson

        June 13, 2019 at 12:33 am

        It just means he is republican in name only.

    • Harold Clark

      June 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      No , it makes him in favor of outright murder of the unborn!

  2. Kim D Lloyd

    June 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    You murdering bastard he is a career politician that needs to be hung in the street. People like him will burn in Hell for all eternity.

    • Wilson

      June 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

      It just means he is republican in name only.

  3. Joseph Kempski

    June 12, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Murders, lets kill the politicans and call it abortion

  4. Richard Moulton

    June 12, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    There is a special place in hell for him. Just another Nazi in our midst.

  5. JUDI

    June 12, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    One by one there are fewer and fewer states that I will live in… I’ll have a home in Aruba yet! Perfect, safe, beautiful!!!!!!!!! Time to let the stupid ignorant murderers and corrupt pigs have at it. I’m done.

  6. Linda

    June 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, should hang his head in shame. Apparently, he condones murder of the defenseless innocent.

    • Bird

      June 12, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      His children, Erica and Rachael, should be breathing a sigh of relief; they’ve already been born! They must be so proud of ‘daddy.’ I hope they hold their own children tight…. and don’t allow grandpa to babysit!

  7. Barb

    June 12, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The day comes for all to face the trials of our decisions. Simply stated, the sixth of the Ten Commandments forbids the unjustified taking of a human life. To God, murder is not just physical in nature but also the condition of one’s heart towards another.

  8. BWH

    June 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    When people question how our country got to mass killings, they only need to look at how far the country has come to where laws like this are passed. When human life becomes expendable and generations are taught it’s alright, bad things unfortunately are going to happen.

  9. Grace Joy

    June 12, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Lots of liberals running as Republicans. The Left is nothing but Evil Liars.

  10. N

    June 12, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal Muslim pedophilia demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  11. Kathie

    June 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Men! Are you disposable too?? As you can see, this is not a Republican or Democrat issue, the R & D’s stand for nothing any longer. Abortion is killing a baby period. Men, listen up! Women are demoralizing you, thinking they are better than you, that white men especially are the root of all evil. I would hope that all men would be selective of your dates. Maybe you should ask if they ever had an abortion. It will tell you alot about their heart, and your possible relationship with you.

    • Harold Clark

      June 13, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Great comment, thank you!

  12. Peter Gaskin

    June 13, 2019 at 12:57 am

    What is going on in America you liberals are getting more like the Middle East you put no value on life you are becoming deranged to unacceptable levels and its getting time to institutionalised these radical crazy liberals its bad enough that democrats don’t support America or values anymore and they don’t represent the American citizens they are very much just foreign agents being paid by American taxpayers people that support the democrat party can not possibly agree with their insanity JFK would be rolling in his grave

  13. Tommhan

    June 13, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Just disgusting.

  14. Evelyn

    June 13, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I cannot understand this, if you do not want the baby, why not abort before it feels pain?
    This is so sick, it makes me ill. If your body is your temple, then protect it from getting pregnant in the first place.

  15. abolishliberalism

    June 13, 2019 at 9:25 am

    The ONLY thing worse that a Progressive democrat is a RINO!!! kick this RINO POS Dumbocrat Murder to the curb! Vermont Repubs will have a special gift for this fool come re-election time!!!

  16. Frank Campo

    June 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Not a Republican. He lied to his constituents to get elected. Vote him out next time.

  17. souperd

    June 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    If you can’t understand why people have no regard or respect for other peoples lives or well being, look no further than this issue. If we have people celebrating the murdering of the most innocent of society, why should we expect that society to be concerned with anyone else’s life or well being? If you favor the murder of the most innocent how much will your conscience allow you to extend that thought? Maybe if a mother decides after a year she can’t deal with raising a child she has the right to snuff out the baby in a post birth abortion. You may think that sounds outrageous but 50 yrs ago murder of unwanted babies was not legal and look at where we are now. The thought of human life being a precious thing is no longer a mainstream idea.

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