This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution.
What your vote means
A YES means the elimination of the state constitutional right to privacy and the banning of public funding for abortions, except for those intended to save the life of a mother or for rape or incest victims. A YES means no effective change for abortion funding in Florida, since federal law already prohibits public funding for abortions.
A NO means the state constitutional right to privacy remains intact and the state constitution will not specifically ban public funding for abortions. Federal law will continue to prohibit public funding for abortions in Florida.
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