Editor’s note: This letter is from Dorothy Bolduc, an active member of Franklin County Right to Life.
We must bring Vermont back to life. Look around and you will see that Vermont is dying. Our farms are dying Our colleges are dying. Our rural hospitals are going bankrupt. Our churches and civic organizations are in decline. People are moving out of Vermont in droves because of the high cost of living and being taxed and regulated to death.
Since 1973, close to 100,000 babies were killed by abortion in Vermont. Did you think these deaths would not have an impact on Vermont? The babies aborted in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s never grew up to have children or grandchildren. We are seeing the results in our schools with rapidly declining enrollments. There is a shortage of employees for all kinds of jobs. People are losing hope and dying from the drug epidemic and suicide. Vermont is seeing the results of this culture of death and it will only get worse. Assisted suicide and health care rationing will be the answer for unaffordable health care. Will you have a choice? No. OneCare Vermont will make all the choices in the future. Our Vermont Legislature and the Green Mountain Care Board gave all the power to OneCare Vermont with no accountability to us, the people of Vermont.
In 2017, the UVM Medical Center suddenly changed their abortion policy to allow “elective abortions” for all nine months of pregnancy. In 2019, the Legislature passed a law making abortion legal all nine months of pregnancy with no restrictions or regulations. The Vermont Legislature also voted to amend the Vermont Constitution to enshrine abortion all nine months of pregnancy as a constitutional right.
Most of the Legislature and Gov. Phil Scott made it clear that they stand with Planned Parenthood and not the people of Vermont. Planned Parenthood has networked and wormed its way into every aspect of Vermont government, including our schools and even the UVMMC. We must not allow Planned Parenthood to control our government, our schools and our medical establishments.
The people of Vermont must make it loud and clear that we do not want a constitutional amendment that allows us to kill our own children before birth. Our children are our future. The babies that are dying at Planned Parenthood and at the UVM Medical Center are Vermonters. They are our posterity. We must be a society that welcomes our own children. We must bring Vermont back to life.