Scott will not veto Vermont abortion bill, governor’s office says


MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF/WVNY) – Gov. Phil Scott’s office confirmed Tuesday that he will allow a bill that protects a woman’s access to abortion in Vermont to become law.

Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s communications director, did not say whether Scott will sign the bill into law or allow it take effect without his signature.

“It will become law,” Kelly said. “We have not received the bill from the Legislature yet so that’s all I can confirm at this time.”

The bill guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion under state law.

The legislation is separate from a proposal to amend the state constitution to guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion.

Supporters of the two measures say they are needed in the event the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade, the case that legalized abortion across the country.

“Governor Scott has always been pro-choice and he has said he will not veto the bill,” Kelley said.

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