Amendment 6: Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights
While federal law prohibits the use of federal funds for most abortions, this amendment would also add the prohibitions into the state Constitution. The amendment would ban the use of the state Constitution’s privacy clause in cases related to abortion, which means this clause couldn’t be used to defend abortion rights.
Opponents, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, say the amendment limits the rights of women and erodes privacy rights.
Supporters say the measure clarifies Florida’s stand on abortion funding and gives the public a say in state abortion laws.
For complete wording of the amendment, visit the Florida Division of Elections online.