Vermont Senate to vote on bill protecting abortion

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The Vermont Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to ensure women continue to have access to abortion services.

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a House-passed bill that would write into state law that a woman can access abortion services.

The Senate version is slightly different that that passed by the House so the two versions would need to be reconciled before a proposal could be sent to Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

The Senate has already passed a separate measure to amend the state Constitution to guarantee access to abortion.

Proponents argue both measures are needed in the event the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 decision that gave women access to abortion.

Opponents say the measures would lead to more abortions.

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