Pro-abortion amendment faces huge hurdles in Florida

Pro-abortion amendment faces huge hurdles in Florida

Pro-abortion amendment faces huge hurdles in Florida

The largest abortion provider in the U.S. is upset with Florida and its Republican governor.

Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a heartbeat bill that bans abortions if the child's heartbeat can be detected. Planned Parenthood is upset because it will mean fewer abortions; ergo, less money in the abortion industry. So, they view it as a threat to their business empire.

Planned Parenthood's response was to launch a petition drive for a constitutional amendment for abortions up to birth. Lynda Bell of Florida Right to Life predicts that will be a difficult task.

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"It [takes] a 60% threshold in Florida [for a constitutional amendment], so it's a hard row to hoe," Bell tells AFN. "But I will say the Left is always very well-funded; Planned Parenthood, ACLU – they're always very well-funded. So, we're going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work and fight this at every turn."

First, the initiative would need at least 890,000 signatures from voters in at least half of the state's congressional districts to get on the ballot. Then the abortion kingpins would need 60% of voters to approve it. Bell says that's not likely to happen.

"Women and men in Florida support this six-week legislation with exceptions – they do. And an overwhelming majority of people don't like abortion; they're not comfortable with it. But they want it only for exceptions," she explains. "To [push for] this blanket approval is absolutely contrary to the will of Floridians."

The abortion conglomerate has already announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to get it on the ballot in 2024.