Florida Supreme Court hears oral arguments on abortion amendment

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday morning on whether the state’s proposed abortion amendment meets the state’s constitutional requirements to appear on the ballot in 2024.

The abortion rights group Floridians Protecting Freedom collected 1.5 million signatures as of January to place the measure on the general election ballot this November. However, in October 2023, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody asked the state Supreme Court to review the wording of the amendment and ballot summary, saying that the wording of the measure is possibly confusing to voters. 

Deputy Solicitor General Nathan Forrester argued that the amendment’s language is ambiguous and could lead to a variety of interpretations, resulting in further litigation if the measure is passed.

The text of the amendment states that no law from the
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