Abortion measure shall be allowed on Florida poll, state Supreme Court docket says

Abortion protections shall be on the poll in Florida this yr after the state Supreme Court docket mentioned Monday a proposed ballot measure can transfer ahead.

Going through an April 1 deadline to rule, the court docket sided with Floridians Defending Freedom, a coalition of abortion-rights teams sponsoring the initiative. By greenlighting the measure, the court docket dealt a severe blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and GOP Lawyer Common Ashley Moody, who opposed IT.

Supporters had already gathered greater than sufficient signatures to qualify for the poll pending the Supreme Court docket overview.

If handed, the initiative would roll again the state’s present 15-week ban to the purpose of viability, about 24 weeks, when the fetus can survive exterior the womb.  

The measure wants to succeed in a 60 % threshold to be authorized. Citizen-led poll initiatives face a steep path to getting on the poll, because the GOP-majority Legislature has modified necessities through the years to make IT harder.   


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