People’s Voice: Florida’s Abortion Measure Close to Ballot with 863K Signatures!


Cybersecdn- In a significant stride towards ensuring abortion rights in Florida, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment are nearing the required threshold of petition signatures. As of the latest count, the Florida Division of Elections recorded 863,876 valid signatures, a steady increase from previous weeks.

The proposal, spearheaded by the political committee Floridians Protecting Freedom, needs at least 891,523 valid statewide signatures and sufficient representation across congressional districts to secure a place on the November 2024 ballot.

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With a deadline looming on February 1, the committee also awaits the Florida Supreme Court’s approval of the ballot’s wording. This initiative, launched in May, comes in response to a law enacted by the Republican-majority Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis, potentially restricting abortions post-six weeks of pregnancy. This law hinges on the legal outcome of a 15-week abortion limit passed in 2022.

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Amendment proponents dispute claims by Attorney General Ashley Moody that the amendment’s wording could mislead voters. The proposal’s summary clearly states, “No law shall prohibit, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the healthcare provider.”

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