FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2024
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Abortion access designated Amendment 4 on the 2024 ballot
The Florida Division of Elections sends official notice to Floridians Protecting Freedom that our initiative to limit government interference with abortion will be Amendment 4
SARASOTA – Floridians Protecting Freedom has received notification from the Florida Division of Elections that our initiative, giving Floridians the chance to vote to limit government interference with abortion, will officially be Amendment 4 on the 2024 General Election ballot, pending Supreme Court review. As of today’s update, the Florida Division of Elections has verified 993,387 petitions submitted by the campaign, more than 100,000 more than the 891,523 needed by February 1, 2024.
“Today, our campaign to limit government interference with abortion reached a historic milestone with the assignment of an official ballot number,” said Campaign Director Lauren Brenzel. “This November, Floridians should have the chance to vote for Amendment 4 to return control of our bodies and futures back to us, where these personal decisions belong.”
So far, out of seven states that have voted on abortion access since Roe v. Wade was overturned, all seven have affirmed support, including conservative states like Kansas, Kentucky, and most recently Ohio. Florida is poised to follow suit.
After eight months of collecting petitions, Floridians Protecting Freedom has close to 1 million validated signatures from Floridians who want to see this amendment on the ballot. Today marks the official end of the first phase of the campaign, qualifying for ballot placement, from here we move on to Supreme Court review. Once the Florida Supreme Court confirms what we know already, that our ballot title and summary meet the requirements to go to voters, we will have crossed the final hurdle. We look forward to the Court’s favorable ruling, and then we’ll make sure every Floridian knows they will have the chance in November to vote to restore their freedom to once again control their own bodies, their own health care and their own futures.
Floridians Protecting Freedom is a citizen-led ballot initiative campaign to give Florida voters the chance to ensure the government doesn’t interfere in Floridians’ personal medical decisions. Learn more about the coalition and its work at: https://floridiansprotectingfreedom.com/