Abortion Inches Closer to Being on Florida's 2024 General Election Ballot

Abortion Inches Closer to Being on Florida's 2024 General Election Ballot

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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October 18, 2023

Florida’s Abortion rights activists like Floridians Protecting Freedom, continue their efforts at colleges and universities to get a woman’s right to abort a fetus or baby, including late-term abortions, on the ballot in the 2024 general election.

This week, during a political event at Florida State University, The Floridian obtained a petition that was being circulated.

Per the petition, no Florida law will “prohibit” or “restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health.”

This is how the potential amendment will read if pro-choice activists manage to get the required 800,000 signatures needed to get the measure placed on the ballot.

“No law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider. This amendment does not change the Legislature’s constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion.”

The key takeaway from the language of the abortion petition is that the prohibition of abortion will be predicated on the ”viability” of the fetus or child.

So, who or what determines the viability of the fetus or child?

According to published medical reports the viability of a fetus is believed to be at 24 weeks of gestation, and if the child can survive outside the womb.

Pro-life activists contend that a fetus or child is viable before the 24 week mark, and that the abortions carried out after 20 weeks is considered “late-term.”

Anyone who has taken part in a 20 week ultrasound of a baby will tell you that during the procedure, the anatomy of the baby is well-defined and has many, if not all of the characteristics of a child that 24 weeks  or older,

Here is  video of a very well-developed baby at 20 weeks gestation:

Polling shows that most Floridians support a woman’s life to choose and believe that abortions should be available to residents.

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law the contoversial 6-week abortion ban in Florida.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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