Gov. Phil Scott on Supreme Court abortion ruling

For Immediate Release
Friday, June 24, 2022

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Jason Maulucci, Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Jason.Maulucci@vermont.gov

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

“I know many Vermonters like me are deeply disappointed following today’s decision by the Supreme Court, as this decision rolls back a federal right that women have had for decades. It’s Important to note, a woman’s right to choose is a principle we will uphold in Vermont, and we, in fact, have prepared for this unfortunate outcome.

“In 2019, I signed a law that affirmed the fundamental rights of all women and ensured reproductive health decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider. That does not change with this ruling.

“Additionally, in November, Vermonters will be able to further solidify this action with a constitutional amendment on the ballot. As I have said, I will be voting for that amendment, and I encourage Vermonters to stand up for the rights of women and do the same.

“To that end, In the coming days, I will formally provide public notice to Vermonters, as required by the Vermont Constitution and state statute, that Proposal 5, a proposed amendment to the Vermont Constitution passed by the General Assembly, will appear on the November general election ballot.

“Further, I call on Congress to immediately work to codify the right to choose for all Americans as we have done for Vermonters.”

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35 thoughts on “Gov. Phil Scott on Supreme Court abortion ruling

  1. If he only read the ruling and looked at the facts.

    But no, he is a talking puppet for propaganda……..it sent it back to the people and the states, where it should have been all along.

    Propaganda.

    Propaganda

    Propaganda

    Why is he so good at it?
    Why would he send out a press release that is a complete lie?

  2. The Constitution is clear – Murder is unlawful. Anyone supporting indiscriminate abortion is an accessory felon. Period.

  3. Appears Governor Scott is in full election season mode! The Great Panderer in Charge is doing the dance he knows so well – play both sides of the fence, never take a real position on anything unless it is ordered by Washington DC. He is compensated greatly from both sides of the fence as long as he follows the script as written. He makes his Masters proud!

    • Clearly, Gov. Scott is not a real Republican. We all know that. So take out that moniker, and then just look at how Gov. Scott is representing the overall VT population. Therein lies the rub. Gov. Scott’s opinions & actions play well with the majority of VT voters. VT is an uber Liberal state.. So in a sense, remove his party affliation from the equation. Is he just representing the majority opinon of the VT population? Yes. But I do agree with you….I think Gov. Scott should immediately admit that he is anythng but a Republican….because that is a lie. He is not. So why won’t he just ADMIT that he is really an “Independant”? That would be the honorable thing to do ! But since he will not, it shows me that he has a real lack of integrity….and, zero moral courage….and I personally, thus… have no respect for him. He just blows with the wind. Typical politician !

  4. The oddest things is that the new MS state law, which the Court upheld….did NOT “ban” abortions. The media and others use the word that it was “banned”. In almost all of Europe….they are seen by people & Media as liberal on abortion, you are allowed the procedure till 15 weeks along…almost FOUR MONTHS to decide! That is exactly the same law that the State of MS put in and the Supreme Court UPHELD! IT IS NOT BANNED IN MS! But all say MS is evil and conservative? I think MS struck the right balance. States that DO choose to ban 100% will face a huge backlash and hurt them long term financially. Google came out today and said they will allow, and help, ANY employee that is in a “banned” state…to keep job and RELOCATE…LEAVE… OUT of that State. Dozens of companies have stated they will reimburse travel for the procedure. MANY more companies will LEAVE every “banned” State… IMO, states that ban it 100% will regret it. Tax paying businesses and people, thus jobs and tax revenue…will leave….and few will relocate in.

    AND! NO one has answered me. If there are over 950,000 abortions each years in USA, and they ban all….WHO will adopt those babies? ANY of you? While it hits all levels of people, it hits hardest on the poor & underclass, less educated….blacks, hispanics, mulatto, mixed race, lower IQ and status, less educution…mothers often in poor health, broken families, single families, violence, bad diet for fetus….drugs, alcohol abuse while pregnant…tobacco. I know a guy who is devout Christian and adopted two fresh babies. One, unknown at the time, has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – and the other is Austistic. Their lives were ruined, but they kept them. So ones that insist on “banning”, how many babies will you adopt? Two, three? I bet none. WHICH MEANS there will have to be a State & Federal Orphanage System built from scratch…and who will pay into tens – or hundreds of billions $$$ to build such and act as parent, to the cast away babies from cradle to grave…these babies will figure out the Gov’t
    payday bandwagon very quickly when grown, IMO.

    This is a logical, Libertarian point of view. Not D or R.

    • Please keep in mind that your logic presents the proverbial slippery slope of totalitarianism practiced by the CCP. Limit the population. Eugenics. After all, if we simply eliminated the drug users, alcoholics, and other n’er-do-wells on the planet, would that create utopia? Some say (and I happen to agree) that our current social demise has been created precisely because the government has taken the proactive role in providing all sorts of social welfare to an ever- increasing number of people who need it… and those who need to administer it.

      “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”

      ― T.S. Eliot

      In other words: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

      ― Old English Proverb

      So – what do we do with these people? Consider the words of Fredrick Douglass when he was asked about how to deal with slaves who were now free but had never taken care of themselves.

      ‘Everybody has asked the question. . .”What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!’

    • Considering the fact that birth control prevents 98.5% of all pregnancies, that isn’t a whole lot of babies to put up for adoption. American families have had to adopt outside of the USA because there aren’t enough babies here to adopt. Where do you get your numbers?????

  5. Is this the same phil that shamed, bribed, canceled, fired and supported stripping vermonter’s of their rights for refusing the unsafe and ineffective mrna trash??

    • These are only coincidences, he is not a puppet of the NWO…nope, he might care water for them, he might do everything they ask, but he’s not pimping for Klaus Schaub. No…he’s a Republican!….See it says so on the election card!

  6. I can’t believe the quote from Scott that I just read! This man isn’t even close to a RINO, he is a flaming liberal and is a disgrace to the Republican Party. It’s no wonder he continues to get reelected. How totally pathetic, and to think that when I lived in Vermont I actually voted for this apparatchik.

    • Forty percent of all Republicans are pro choice. I you don’t keep them in the tent the GOP will not win elections. There are no pro life dems coming over to the GOP side to bail them out.

      • First of all, ‘pro choice’ is a conflagration of terms. It considers one individual choice, not two. And there are two individuals involved in an abortion. One born. One unborn. Perhaps now, given that the SCOTUS has put the decision-making process back in the hands of ‘we the people’, there will be honest and reasonable debate on who ‘we the people’ are. Again, in 1857, the SCOTUS ruled (7-2) that slaves were not and could never be citizens of the United States. My, my, but how perceptions can change.

  7. “I think all of us should have respect for innocent life. With regard to the freedom of the individual for choice with regard to abortion, there’s one individual who’s not being considered at all. That’s the one who is being aborted. And I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.”
    Ronald Reagan (9/21/1980)

  8. Dirty Secret Alert: There is little reason for abortions after first trimester. In fact majority of abortions are via drugs such as the morning after pill, available w/o prescription, which can be taken up to five days following unprotected sex .

    Also a two-pill prescription which induces miscarriage in 98% percentile if taken w/in two months.

    So this about sacricing babies to this modern-day OT biblical god of Molloch. It is farming organs which are removed when baby is still alive as well as research experiments.

    How can we forget revelations by Project Veritas of Planned Parenthood offering ala carte organs for sale and recording of customer service reps casually discussing their sales techniques. SHAME

  9. I think retroactive abortion is a great idea! Let’s start with all the rabid abortion supporters since they like the idea of killing so much. Have you ever noticed btw, that all of those in favor of abortion have already been born?

  10. Joe Benning is running for lieutenant governor and he voted for the slaughter of The unborn twice in our state government

    Republicans in our state have to make a big choice in this election

    In another post on true north Benning comes out and says there are Scott Republicans and Trump Republicans

    To the best of my knowledge Donald Trump supported the Republican party 100%, and wanted to rid it of the rinos that we suffer with in the state of Vermont.

    We have a true conservative by the name of Greg Thayer who is running for lieutenant governor.

    Greg is a successful businessman with good ideas for taxation in the state of Vermont that will release the struggles of over taxation on Vermont residents.

    Greg has new fresh ideas that should be tried by our state instead of sticking with the same old destruction we have seen for years at the hands of the Scott Republicans.

    Please everyone do your research in this race for lieutenant governor and you will see that Jersey boy Joe only has his best interest at heart and that is to fleece the Vermont taxpayer out of their money through whatever means he deems necessary

    https://www.facebook.com/610666514/posts/pfbid02aAV7nbRmnKHHpL9mQZKbD3NU9x3pHHvbMoJ75dCkwJjdNF5qiFLzrAqhGhn8P1gsl/

  11. Abortion really isn’t the issue for me although I agree there is nothing in the constitution written that provides a right for terminating a live baby yet to be born. My issue is how abortion is now referred to as REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. I don’t see anything healthy about dismembering an unborn baby. This is the lefts NEW SPEAK and it is Orwellian. The left invents new words and phrases to soften their creative march to rule over everything that they want. Beware of New Speak!

    On Thursday, The SC decision to expand the right to keep and bear arms was horrific according to the dem/progs. There will be blood in the streets and New York City will become the wild west. A right that is written in plain language and included in the Bill of Rights. On Friday, the dem/progs are all up in a rage over a right that is nowhere to be found in the written document and we can expect marches and riots and the burning of buildings. The lefts harassment of the SC justices and calls to pack the court and attack those justices.

    We are living in the Twilight Zone. Up is down and down is up. We are also living in the idiot apocalypse with people who could be dangerous and never grew up.

    • You said it, Dano!
      “We are living in the Twilight Zone. Up is down and down is up. We are also living in the idiot apocalypse with people who could be dangerous and never grew up.”

      It’s really nothing new. We live in a fallen world. Here’s an observation from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome speaking about general cultural attitudes at the time.

      Romans 1:28-32 reads:
      “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

  12. Well, the so-called Vermont conservative Governor is back on his soap box, when
    you think you had heard it all from this inept fool he shows just how ignorant he is
    of the laws and the constitution.

    So if Scott, thinks it ok to take a life, yes a full-term baby then the bloods on his hands,
    in today’s world with all the contraceptives and you get knocked up you’re a fool and if
    it takes you nine months to figure out what to do …….. you’re an idiot !!

    Scott needs to go, he’s not a leader just a leftist follower and this proves it, maybe he
    and his press secretary Jason Maulucci should read the Constitution !!!

  13. “The Right To Choose To Murder Your Own Full-Term Baby”

    Say what it is Phil Scott..
    The right to choose what? to murder your 9 month old baby.

    And this is progress they think?

  14. The inalienable RIGHTS of the people are spelled out in the US Constitution
    Abortion is not one of them

    The STATES are sovereign entities that united to form the United States.

    Each STATE can confer ADDITIONAL rights to the people

    The STATES can give women the right to an abortion, even up to the last day of pregnancy, as is the case in extremist Vermont.

    • I don’t know what the big deal is.. The Court did NOT “ban” abortion (as the Media alludes), they just upheld the new MS law…which says abortion is legal up to 15 weeks…..15 weeks is almost FOUR months to make your choice??…and about four menstrual cycles.. You know by four months if you are pregnant and MS law gives you that right, but only up to 15 weeks. This is the same law for most all of Europe too…and people say Europe is liberal ..allowing it..

      Supreme Court majority are “textulists”. Since the “word” abortion not mentioned in Constitution, it not for them to decide what the constitution wants. SO? Throw it Back to States rights. IMO? States that do not allow it, up to 15 weeks.. and ban 100% all …will face a massive, massive activist backlash and there will be boycotts of every S&P 500 company that chooses to remain. It will make Climate Change activism look like child’s play….. very few companies will move there or hire people or generate taxes. Many of these big companies are already now offering to pay for the travel for procedure….JP Morgan, amazon etc… This could be devastating, long term, to States that ban it 100%…people & companies & jobs will leave…which is why I don’t think very many states will ban it 100%. Too financially risky. In the end most States (save maybe a few) will be 15 weeks and not 100% “banned”… a comprimise…which is same as Europe laws!.. And WHAT of this? If a State bans it 100%….WHO then will adopt all the black, hispanic, mixed race, minority, poor, bad health, poor diet, often alcohol or drug pre natal syndromes… sickly with conditions….new babies? States then will have to build massive Orphanages – multiples…all over their state – and fund into billions of dollars ,forever, from cradle to grave, to college..to housing, clothes, healthcare, etc… and ALL in between ….to shelter and raise orphan babies that no one wants? No one talks about that repercussion?

        • Mr. Cranky…I respect all….but…how many babies of minorities are you now going to be willing to adopt.. and forever till you die….Two? Three? Or is it not your problem?? .Especially the newborns with severe pre natal issues? …think about this: “WHO then will adopt all the black, hispanic, mixed race, minority, poor, bad health, poor diet, often alcohol or drug pre natal syndromes… sickly with conditions….new babies?

          • You certainly don’t know God or have any moral compass with comments like that. But that seems to be the overarching issue with our society. The more we move away from God, the more lost we become.

          • Perhaps the new, super-woke US military could adopt them, since they’re never going to recruit the numbers they need from the people who formerly supported service. You asked the question.

      • @ Jeffrey Green

        So there’s this thing called contraception, available to both men and women. Perhaps more of those using abortion as birth control should avail themselves of the often available for free contraceptive methods? And then there’s the now antiquated notion of refraining from sex other than with someone one is willing to have children with; yeah, I know, a shocking idea. Most abortions are not due to a threat to the life of the mother, rape, incest or fetal defects. Most are just due to people being totally careless in their sexual activity and having sex with multiple partners they are not in a committed relationship with. Perhaps this is the problem?

    • Addition to above comment

      Out-of-state abortion clinics likely will move to Vermont.

      Tens of thousands of out-of-state pregnant woman and family members, etc., likely will stay at motels and inns, etc., waiting for their appointments, and then for recovery for a few days. Some may include some sightseeing.

      • Will this be perceived as tourism? Will we be considered the state that one might date but chose not to live in and go back home never to discuss the trip or the beauty of Vermont because of the tragedy committed while here. Will we become the bad memory for many?

  15. this is typical of flip flop Scott ‘s pandering to the demoprogs who value human life at less than nothing. May he be cursed to a special place in Hell to experience all the torments inflicted on the unborn, and born, trom these barbaric procedures.

    Remember in November.

  16. Scott wants to write the killing of babies is okay into law. He needs to go, along with everyone who thinks like him.

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