Fetal personhood at 24 weeks proposed in House bill – Vermont Daily Chronicle

A bill to establish the legal rights of personhood for a third-trimester fetus was introduced into the Vermont House this week.

““This bill proposes to narrow the right to reproductive choice and confer legal personhood status upon a human fetus beginning at 24 weeks of fetal development prior to birth for purposes of the criminal statutes,” the bill’s introductory statement of purpose says. Last year the Legislature passed, and Gov. Phil Scott signed, Act 47, guaranteeing the unlimited right to abortion. During House floor debate of the bill last year, Rosenquist offered a ‘personhood’ amendment that was defeated 106-41. All of the sponsors of H720 supported Rosenquist’s amendment."

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