Video: Advocates Behind Proposed Abortion Rights ballot Measure Defend Proposal at FL Supreme Court

By Floricua Staff

February 13, 2024
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The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether the language of a proposed ballot measure regarding abortion access is clear enough. Floridians Protecting Freedom (FPF) submitted enough valid voter signatures to take the ballot initiative before the state Supreme Court. But the proposed amendment is facing opposition from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who has asked the high court to weigh issues such as whether the amendment’s wording is clear to voters. Speaking before the Supreme Court, Floridians Protecting Freedom’s attorney Courtney Brewer argued that FPF “followed the directives and guidance given by this court and the constitution on the two issues before the court” regarding the wording. “I don’t know how an amendment could better communicate its chief purpose via a summary than by putting the language of the amendment in the summary,” she said. The proposed amendment would override Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pending six-week abortion ban by enshrining abortion rights into the state Constitution. The ballot initiative’s summary states in part, “No law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider.” If the amendment makes the ballot, it must win at least 60% of the vote to secure passage. 🖊️: @gcbalido 📸: N/A

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