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April 1, 2024

Florida Supreme Court Unfortunately Rules that Abortion Ballot Initiative Will Advance to November Election 

“The weaponization of ballot initiatives across this country to get out the vote for a failing Biden campaign while pushing abortion extremism has unfortunately gotten a leg-up in Florida today,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “Despite the Florida Supreme Court ruling, the Pro-Life Generation will be on the ground educating voters and raising awareness around the reality of Biden’s push for unlimited abortion paid for by taxpayers.”

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TALLAHASSEE, FL — (04-01-2024) – Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins called the decision by the Florida Supreme Court to allow the ballot initiative language to continue “an unfortunate mistake but one that the Pro-Life Generation will work to undue with voter education and outreach.”  With the decision today, the state Constitutional Amendment pushed forward by “Floridians Protecting Freedom Inc.” will put abortion on the November 2024 ballot.

“We disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, but the fight goes on as a marathon, not a sprint,” said Hawkins. “This election year, the Democrats will continue to use abortion as a Get-Out-The-Vote tactic to run from their terrible record on the border, economy, and foreign policy. The Pro-Life Generation will stand for Life to ensure that a pro-life President wins the White House in November.”

The threshold for the Constitutional Amendment to pass is 60% or more voters. If passed, the Florida legislature and Governor would be prohibited from passing limits or restrictions on abortion and make all pre-existing legislation protecting preborn children invalid.

Over the last few years, SFLAction and Students for Life of America (SFLA) have held multiple grassroots rallies and events at the Florida Supreme Court and State Legislature to champion the cause of life. Read more here:

But SFLAction isn’t stopping there – in February, SFLAction urged legislators to take up and support an effort to end all intentional abortions, the Life at Conception ActHB1519, sponsored by Rep. Borrero and Rep. Beltran, which would eliminate abortion in Florida, except to save the life of the mother.

READ: Floridians Show Up to Supreme Court to Protest Abortion on the Ballot

SFLAction is active this year across the country and is supporting multiple “Decline to Sign” campaigns, pushing back against the signature collection efforts that often take advantage of intentionally confusing ballot language, weaponized by pro-abortion groups.

TO SEE WHERE ELSE ABORTION IS ON THE BALLOT IN 2024, CLICK HERE.

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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement. Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.