Florida Supreme Court allows abortion-rights amendment to appear on ballot

The Florida Supreme Court approved the language of an abortion rights amendment slated to be on the ballot for the general election this fall, a victory for abortion rights activists and Democrats, who hope it will provide an advantage to their candidates.

The court split in a 4-3 decision released on Monday found that the abortion rights amendment is clear despite its broad-reaching implications for abortion access.

“That the proposed amendment’s principal goal and chief purpose is to limit government interference with abortion is plainly stated in terms that clearly and unambiguously reflect the text of the proposed amendment,” the majority opinion reads. “And the broad sweep of this proposed amendment is obvious in the language of the summary. Denying this requires a flight from reality.”

The pro-abortion rights group Floridians Protecting Freedom Read more…

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