Political committee supporting Florida’s abortion rights ballot measure adds $293,000

Share
Roe vs. Wade demonstration for abortion access
"Keep her safe" sign at the “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally along the downtown waterfront of St. Petersburg, Florida. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News (24 June 2022).

©2024 The News Service of Florida

A political committee leading efforts to pass a constitutional amendment on abortion rights raised $293,008 from June 22 through June 28 as it continues gearing up for an election battle, according to a newly filed finance report.

The Floridians Protecting Freedom political committee had raised a total of $38.271 million since being formed in spring 2023, while spending about $22.729 million.

Much of the spending went to collecting and verifying petition signatures to put the proposed amendment on the November ballot.

Floridians Protecting Freedom began the constitutional-amendment drive after the Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis approved a law in 2023 to prevent women from having abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The proposal will appear as Amendment 4 on the November ballot and says, in part, that 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.”

It would need approval from 60 percent of voters to pass and has drawn opposition from DeSantis and other state Republican leaders.

State candidates and political committees faced a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through June 28.

You may also like

cars on a highway left lane driving
Experts give tips for Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of...

The prosecutor against the felon: US election get energized

Community Speaks for July 22, 2024 President Joe Biden is...

Managing Screen Time, Gut Health, and Chronic Conditions with Dr. Fred Harvey

In this episode of the Healthy Steps Radio Show, Dr....

Kamala Harris. Official portrait via whitehouse.gov vice president
Florida Democrats quickly back Kamala Harris after Joe Biden drops out

The Florida Democratic Party said that 236 of 254 members...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Traffic Jam Monday
Player position: