Every Vermont town and city voted for ‘reproductive liberty’ Article 22

By Guy Page

Every town and city in Vermont voted on Election Day, Nov. 8 to pass Prop 5/Article 22, according to published Vermont Secretary of State town-by-town voting results.

As seen on the town-by-town spreadsheet, 291,955 ballots were cast. Yes votes were 212,323; no votes, 64,239; 53 were “overvotes” (presumably voting yes and no); and on 15,340 ballots, the Article 22 boxes were left blank. The amendment enshrines ‘reproductive liberty’ in the state constitution.

Vermont is now being seen as a ground-breaking leader in legalizing abortion without any gestational limits, Planned Parenthood Executive Director Lucy Leriche reportedly said Nov. 9.

The community most heavily in favor of Article 22 was Norwich in Windsor County, a wealthy bedroom town for Dartmouth College staff and professors and medical professionals at the nearby hospital. Voters there went about 12-1 in favor. Voting about 9-1 in favor were Burlington and the Windham County town of Putney.

Perhaps the town with the closest margin was Lowell, voting yes 166 and no 156. Irasburg voted yes 268 and no 228.

The town by town results were inaccessible to Vermont Daily Chronicle for at least two weeks, and were the subject of back-and-forth emails between VDC and the Secretary of State’s Office. However, as of this morning (and perhaps earlier), the town-by-town results were easy to access, and are printed below.

ADDISON 442 250

ALBANY 293 132

ALBURGH 450 297

ANDOVER 210 89

ARLINGTON 838 310

ATHENS 105 66

BAKERSFIELD 386 150

BALTIMORE 67 45

BARNARD 438 84

BARNET 608 240

BARRE CITY 1,925 782

BARRE TOWN 2,416 1,189

BARTON 563 311

BELVIDERE 92 50

BENNINGTON 3,763 1,348

BENSON 272 165

BERKSHIRE 295 189

BERLIN 919 293

BETHEL 640 179

BLOOMFIELD 74 25

BOLTON 493 117

BRADFORD 862 253

BRAINTREE 418 144

BRANDON 1,192 459

BRATTLEBORO 4,274 648

BRIDGEWATER 295 106

BRIDPORT 377 213

BRIGHTON 248 169

BRISTOL 1,388 357

BROOKFIELD 531 181

BROOKLINE 203 62

BROWNINGTON 229 89

BRUNSWICK 39 11

BURKE 546 182

BURLINGTON 14,381 1,695

CABOT 518 205

CALAIS 766 110

CAMBRIDGE 1,357 309

CANAAN 223 96

CASTLETON 1,051 554

CAVENDISH 442 192

CHARLESTON 256 126

CHARLOTTE 1,902 313

CHELSEA 401 150

CHESTER 1,003 353

CHITTENDEN 444 224

CLARENDON 635 436

COLCHESTER 5,248 1,650

CONCORD 289 164

CORINTH 484 155

CORNWALL 561 111

COVENTRY 243 139

CRAFTSBURY 505 115

DANBY 396 197

DANVILLE 895 322

DERBY 1,172 637

DORSET 922 192

DOVER 512 145

DUMMERSTON 890 150

DUXBURY 557 120

EAST HAVEN 78 17

EAST MONTPELIER 1,184 213

EDEN 303 120

ELMORE 407 79

ENOSBURGH 664 337

ESSEX JCT CITY 3,597 1,018

ESSEX TOWN 4,027 1,457

FAIR HAVEN 617 326

FAIRFAX 1,605 689

FAIRFIELD 596 251

FAIRLEE 391 79

FAYSTON 678 87

FERRISBURGH 1,133 369

FLETCHER 506 145

FRANKLIN 348 211

GEORGIA 1,347 761

GLOVER 371 132

GOSHEN 83 24

GRAFTON 253 71

GRANBY 17 13

GRAND ISLE 810 309

GRANVILLE 112 10

GREENSBORO 324 66

GROTON 284 155

GUILDHALL 100 33

GUILFORD 856 207

HALIFAX 285 104

HANCOCK 109 27

HARDWICK 803 247

HARTFORD 3,769 784

HARTLAND 1,320 303

HIGHGATE 718 466

HINESBURG 1,948 433

HOLLAND 150 113

HUBBARDTON 229 90

HUNTINGTON 895 182

HYDE PARK 1,023 264

IRA 128 79

IRASBURG 268 228

ISLE LA MOTTE 204 91

JAMAICA 327 72

JAY 162 74

JERICHO 2,245 687

JOHNSON 873 249

KILLINGTON 505 110

KIRBY 197 86

LANDGROVE 96 11

LEICESTER 308 127

LEMINGTON 20 14

LINCOLN 642 121

LONDONDERRY 644 161

LOWELL 166 156

LUDLOW 664 270

LUNENBURG 243 161

LYNDON 1,194 633

MAIDSTONE 74 31

MANCHESTER 1,694 398

MARLBORO 448 57

MARSHFIELD 530 194

MENDON 425 152

MIDDLEBURY 2,785 468

MIDDLESEX 810 148

MIDDLETOWN SPR. 331 150

MILTON 2,948 1,480

MONKTON 859 253

MONTGOMERY 449 144

MONTPELIER 3,677 466

MORETOWN 795 141

MORGAN 172 130

MORRISTOWN 1,976 476

MOUNT HOLLY 432 227

MOUNT TABOR 64 24

NEW HAVEN 693 217

NEWARK 180 110

NEWBURY 709 235

NEWFANE 750 135

NEWPORT CITY 826 447

NEWPORT TOWN 348 224

NORTH HERO 421 182

NORTHFIELD 1,378 478

NORTON 48 40

NORWICH 1,877 151

ORANGE 283 159

ORWELL 407 181

PANTON 266 77

PAWLET 549 186

PEACHAM 371 65

PERU 190 32

PITTSFIELD 215 53

PITTSFORD 840 400

PLAINFIELD 531 93

PLYMOUTH 224 72

POMFRET 495 71

POULTNEY 875 406

POWNAL 888 464

PROCTOR 469 238

PUTNEY 1,003 125

RANDOLPH 1,627 505

READING 321 54

READSBORO 211 110

RICHFORD 390 241

RICHMOND 1,899 379

RIPTON 268 37

ROCHESTER 465 94

ROCKINGHAM 1,392 361

ROXBURY 246 80

ROYALTON 872 233

RUPERT 270 89

RUTLAND CITY 3,937 1,691

RUTLAND TOWN 1,336 644

RYEGATE 341 138

ST ALBANS CITY 1,661 581

ST ALBANS TOWN 1,945 927

SAINT GEORGE 252 86

SAINT JOHNSBURY 1,846 714

SALISBURY 372 126

SANDGATE 133 68

SEARSBURG 29 12

SHAFTSBURY 1,276 423

SHARON 517 126

SHEFFIELD 172 98

SHELBURNE 3,684 722

SHELDON 421 244

SHOREHAM 436 128

SHREWSBURY 396 161

SO. BURLINGTON 7,995 1,499

SOUTH HERO 828 250

SPRINGFIELD 2,223 923

STAMFORD 238 154

STANNARD 76 17

STARKSBORO 659 189

STOCKBRIDGE 307 71

STOWE 2,098 374

STRAFFORD 582 69

STRATTON 110 26

SUDBURY 236 57

SUNDERLAND 389 128

SUTTON 270 104

SWANTON 1,478 850

THETFORD 1,306 182

TINMOUTH 200 86

TOPSHAM 311 157

TOWNSHEND 465 92

TROY 342 232

TUNBRIDGE 513 161

UNDERHILL 1,444 400

VERGENNES 962 249

VERNON 517 354

VERSHIRE 287 56

VICTORY 27 19

WAITSFIELD 864 118

WALDEN 326 132

WALLINGFORD 657 324

WALTHAM 197 65

WARDSBORO 279 74

WARREN 849 92

WASHINGTON 361 120

WATERBURY 2,346 368

WATERFORD 419 209

WATERVILLE 235 106

WEATHERSFIELD 996 392

WELLS 353 199

WEST FAIRLEE 221 43

WEST HAVEN 90 27

WEST RUTLAND 552 327

WEST WINDSOR 573 137

WESTFIELD 194 97

WESTFORD 826 296

WESTMINSTER 1,145 249

WESTMORE 108 52

WESTON 301 56

WEYBRIDGE 444 71

WHEELOCK 248 100

WHITING 134 36

WHITINGHAM 369 172

WILLIAMSTOWN 866 461

WILLISTON 4,310 1,178

WILMINGTON 675 185

WINDHAM 183 51

WINDSOR 1,080 317

WINHALL 390 74

WINOOSKI 2,276 337

WOLCOTT 561 142

WOODBURY 342 116

WOODFORD 116 41

WOODSTOCK 1,375 271

WORCESTER 409 86

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26 thoughts on “Every Vermont town and city voted for ‘reproductive liberty’ Article 22

  1. Unless there is an immaculate conception, there is a man involved…. one who in other cultures would
    stand by the mother and help raise the child…. but the man, in our culture, is totally out of the picture,
    as well as the child they created….. in other cultures this man or father, this woman or mother, along
    with the child is called a family and is treasured as the basic foundation of a society.

    What is a man? What does it mean nowadays to be a man in Vermont?

  2. People on here, all I can say to you is RUN, not walk, to Barnes and Noble on Dorset Street and buy Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s new New York Times best-seller “The Return of the Gods”. It is unlike anything you have ever read. Trust me. Prepare to have your mid blown. It is totally relevant to this discussion. Vermont is toast. I just read it and I am still gob-smacked by it.

    • Kathryn: Since few are likely to run to B&N for Cahn’s book, it would be helpful is you would give us a synopsis of it. We might be more inclined to pick it up.
      Thanks.

  3. Perhaps this is an indication of how much people do not want government dictating what they believe is their own right to decide. Defintely a reaction to the overturning of Roe by the Supreme Court.

    • It may be a reaction to overturning Roe, Mr. Freitag. But that’s an entirely over-simplified and misunderstood grievance.

      H.57, for example, was passed in 2019. It already provides access to abortion in Vermont, at any time during a pregnancy, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Article 22 says nothing about women or abortion. It addresses the undefined and unlimited concept of ‘reproductive liberty’ for all. Anything goes… because everything we do is associated with ‘reproduction’… it’s our survival.

      Gender dysphoria mitigation at any age, organ harvesting, all enabled by Article 22, are now fair game. And the title, ‘Reproductive Liberty Act’, is as disingenuous as most legislative titles these days. Yes, the amendment says anyone, and everyone, has ‘reproductive liberty’ – UNLESS THERE IS A COMPELLING STATE INTEREST. And if you believe the BS from the VT ACLU, that the ‘compelling State interest’ language makes changing the law more difficult, think again. What it means is that the courts now have the final say… about anything and everything deemed ‘reproductive’.

      Why is this concept so misunderstood by so many Vermonters? Because organizations like Front Porch Forum and VT Digger actively censored comments like these, all while publishing ads from Planned Parenthood (the profiteers), the League of Women Voters (an oxymoron given our current gender dysphoria), and the VT ACLU (another oxymoronic moniker), promoting Article 22 in every issue.

      Whatever anyone else thinks of Article 22, I’m ashamed by the outcome because so many of my friends and neighbors voted for it. I thought I knew them. I thought they knew me. I was wrong.

      • You well be right that the vote was an over-simplified and misunderstood grievance in regards to the current Supreme Court overturning 50 years of precedence on Roe.

        My observation in listening to discussions on this issue are that some people have the same passionate feelings as to what they feel is their right of reproductive choice as some gun owners have in regards to the 2nd Amendment. In both cases feelings are often so strong as to little room for thoughtful consideration of the issues and their consequences.

        • You can’t help yourself, can you. There are no 2nd amendment advocates I know advocating for the right to shoot and kill someone, anyone, at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all.

          • Ah Jay, I was not trying to compare the issues on their merits, just the intensity of the feelings of those who feel their rights threatened by the government. Basically, trying to make sense out of this lopsided vote that took many, including yourself, by surprise.

          • Since when are “passionate feelings as to what they feel is their right” not based on merit? People have passionate feelings for all sorts of things. You focused the comparison on the 2nd amendment. So did I.

      • Jay, you got it exactly right.
        I support a woman’s right to choose. That is: no woman should be forced to carry a pregnancy she did not intend. Although, I do believe women should do more to prevent the pregnancy in the first place. Still, I voted NO because abortion, at this time anyway, is secure in VT. If it wasn’t I would have voted YES. My vote was about the vague language.
        You can’t blame FPF, VTDigger or anyone else. Repubs did a TERRIBLE job campaigning on this issue. It never should have been about abortion.
        It was a terrible strategy to hammer away at late-term abortion. I was disappointed that they didn’t acknowledge that abortion access is secure in VT and that the vague language, and its unintended consequences was their target. Instead, they made it a religious issue. Something they stupidly do all the time. They are their own worst enemy.

        • Re: “You can’t blame FPF, VTDigger or anyone else.”

          Yes, I can, Joy. As I hold us both responsible for our political positions – the policies we presume to impose on ourselves and others.

          If someone reads FPF and VT Digger for their daily dose of current events and political sentiment, and these outlets refuse to publish anything that criticizes a specific narrative, who is to blame? Most of my friends and neighbors don’t read TNR or VDC. But why should they have to do so to get a balanced picture of our world?

          Did Republicans ‘do a terrible job’? Well, one thing is certain: they didn’t win many seats. But is that because they did a poor job? Or is it, as the first comment in this thread contends, that the two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch placed their order?

          • Yes, it is because “Repubs did a VERY poor job” campaigning on Art 22. Focusing on late-term abortions wasn’t smart in this state. I voted NO on Art. 22 but, I didn’t take serious any of their scare tactics.
            As I said before, it was the vagueness of the language.

            Given the partisan news reporting, your friends and neighbors do need to seek non-partisan reporting. It’s a no-brainer.

    • John abortion was a topic that the media was obsessed with- but yet I never had a single conversation with anyone at all about this- and I do a whole lot of talking politics to people.
      The economy was the only thing that people ever brought up..

      Seems there was quite a disconnect between what the media was talking about and what real people were talking about.
      But yet look at the election results- how odd eh?

    • Revenge is mine says the Lord ? Not sure this is a biblical quote. Certainly not something Jesus ever said.

      • Ms. Allaire didn’t say Jesus uttered those words, Mr. Freitag. And, despite your continued deflections and false prophesies, while it was Moses who was the original scribe, God authored the words “It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.” (Deuteronomy 32:35)

        • The Lord of the Old Testement was indeed pretty severe and examples are rife not only in Deuterornomy but also Leviticus.

          The teaching of Jesus as presented in the Gospels that superseded the older Book speak more to the power of love and forgiveness. While I personally attempt to hold to that, it is up to each individual to find thier own way.

          For us mortals to attempt to speak for God or threaten His wrath on those who do not see it our way may be a bit presumptionous. It might be far better to lead by example and from the heart.

          • Mr. Freitag, how you so conveniently forget that “Ms. Allaire didn’t say Jesus uttered those words”? And no one said the Gospels don’t speak to the power of love and forgiveness. And Ms. Allaire didn’t threaten anyone. She expressed a fear that ‘Vermont will pay a price’ for its indiscretions.

            Your persistent innuendo and false dichotomy are a test of faith to be sure. You forsake God’s commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) when making the claim that the New Testament ‘supersedes’ the Old Book. Are you presuming to speak for God?

            Matthew 5:17-20 (The New Testament)
            “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

            It’s not a threat, Mr. Freitag. It’s a prophesy.

  4. My town, Westminster (next to Putney), voted 1,145 to 249. That’s 78.5% in favor of Article 22. A bit more than the State average. And to be honest, although I spoke out and voted against Article 22, I still feel a sense of shame with this result. Where do we go from here? Lord only knows.

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