In Vermont

After Roe in Vermont, abortion will still be legal in most circumstances. Keep reading to find out more about your state’s post-Roe abortion laws


After Roe, does my state ban nearly all abortions or allow nearly all abortions?

Vermont allows nearly all abortions after Roe. It considers abortion a fundamental right in its law. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, § 9497.


What is my state’s next step in the fight for life, now that Roe is overturned?

Vermont has a long way to go to protect life. The pro-life movement will have to work hard to prevent Vermont from becoming an abortion tourism destination. It will need to work on protecting human life at the most basic level. Vermont must enact parental notification for minors seeking abortion, a third-trimester abortion ban, and legislation to protect children who survive an abortion procedure..


Below, we’ve summarized what abortion laws are in your state after Roe.

Abortion Limits, Exceptions and Enforcement

Limitations on abortions

If my state won’t ban all abortions, what are the limits to abortion?

Sadly, Vermont currently has no legal restrictions on abortion.

Exceptions to any limitations

Are there any exceptions to those limitations placed on abortion?

Sadly, Vermont currently has no legal restrictions on abortion, and therefore no exceptions are necessary.

Penalties for performing an illegal abortion

What are the penalties to abortion providers for committing an illegal abortion (one of the forms of abortion that my state has limited under the law)?

Sadly, Vermont currently has no legal restrictions on abortion, therefore no penalties are necessary.


When abortion laws are violated, who can file a lawsuit to enforce their rights and the law?

Sadly, Vermont currently has no legal restrictions on abortion; therefore no legal recourse is necessary.

Special standards of care

Does my state impose a special medical standard of care on abortion providers?


Protecting Fundamental Rights


Does my state give parents the right to consent for their child to get an abortion?


Medical professionals

Does my state have conscience protections for medical professionals who do not want to participate in abortions?


Babies Born Alive

Are there legal protections for babies born alive following a botched abortion in my state?


Safety & Health of Women

Physician-only requirement

Does an abortion have to be provided by a licensed physician in my state?

No. Nurse practitioners may perform abortions in Vermont.

Informed consent

Does my state’s law require that a woman give informed consent and/or receive counseling prior to allowing an abortion to be performed?


Waiting period

Does my state place any waiting requirement on abortion so that a mother has more time to decide?



Your state does not (yet!) have a state family policy council working on the issue of life at your state’s capitol. But the need to fight for life in your state is critical!

If you’re interested in helping start a state family policy council in Vermont, please contact us at: mail@familypolicyalliance.com.

And, be sure to check out the good prolife work being done by our national allies as well and find a way to plug into the #AfterRoe movement!

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