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VtPHA Statement on the Texas Abortion Ban

9 Sep 2021 1:43 PM | Vermont Public Health Association (Administrator)

The Vermont Public Health Association (VtPHA) is extremely concerned over the newly enacted Texas statute banning abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and the Supreme Court’s failure to block this harmful legislation. Women have a right to full reproductive health care, including abortion services. The Texas legislation intentionally negates a woman’s right to choose and enables enforcement by intimidation and vigilantism by actions of citizens who oppose a woman’s right to reproductive choice. The Texas law is now emboldening other states to do the same. The VtPHA applauds our Vermont Congressional Delegation and our Vermont State legislators who are working to codify abortion rights at both the state and national level. 

Please refer to the VtPHA policy on Women’s Reproductive Rights and the APHA statement on the Texas abortion ban.

About the association

VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.

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vtpublichealth@outlook.com
Vermont Public Health Association
P.O. Box 732
Burlington, VT 05402-0732

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