Tallahassee, FL — Today, the Florida Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the ballot measure language submitted by the Floridians Protecting Freedom, the campaign to restore and protect abortion access in the state. The court ruled to “approve the proposed amendment for placement on the ballot” meaning that the ballot measure will be allowed to appear on the November 2024 ballot. In a separate decision, the court also paved the way for a near-total abortion ban to take effect within 30 days. 

In response to this news, Fairness Project Executive Director Kelly Hall issued the following statement: 

The Florida Supreme Court’s decision to allow voters to decide on abortion is fantastic news for the movement to defend and expand reproductive rights using ballot measures. The dedication Floridians Protecting Freedom has shown to fight for abortion rights is remarkable and inspiring, and the Fairness Project congratulates them on this victory. Their coalition collected more than one million signatures — and, with today’s ruling, officially qualified for the ballot so voters can have a say this November.” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project.

“These dual rulings demonstrate why the initiative process is so important. Without citizen initiated ballot measures, the cruel ban affirmed by the Florida Supreme Court today would go into effect with no recourse. Thankfully, voters will have the opportunity to decide in November whether healthcare decisions should be made by doctors and patients, or by politicians and judges.”

If you would like to interview Kelly Hall, please email press@thefairnessproject.org.



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