Protesters hold up signs advocating for abortion access during a reproductive rights rally in front of the Statehouse in Montpelier in May.
Reproductive rights are set to be enshrined in the Vermont Constitution.
Poll after poll has shown strong support in Vermont for abortion rights generally as well as for the ballot initiative in question.
The Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee, which campaigned for the amendment, said in a message to supporters that “Vermont voters made history tonight.”.
James Lyall, executive director of the ACLU of Vermont, similarly heralded the amendment as being on the vanguard of reproductive rights.
In August, Kansas resoundingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have removed abortion protections from the state's constitution.
The architects of Proposal 5 wanted to codify reproductive rights in Vermont’s constitution to ensure the strongest possible state-level protections. »