• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Florida’s Supreme Court Decisions

April 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Florida Supreme Court ruled to allow Amendment 4 to remain on the ballot in November. The ballot initiative, seeking to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, will now be decided by Florida voters in November. Simultaneously, the court has upheld the state’s 15-week abortion ban, which will allow a near-total abortion ban to take effect in the state in 30 days. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the decision: 

“The stakes for protecting reproductive freedom in Florida have never been higher. With a near-total abortion ban set to go into effect in 30 days, essential health care will be pushed out of the hands of millions because of this Florida Supreme Court decision. But Floridians have the opportunity to fight back against this Republican law that strips them of their bodily autonomy just like voters have in every other abortion ballot initiative across the country. 

“Make no mistake: abortion is on the ballot this November when Floridians have the opportunity to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution and elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot who will protect their fundamental freedoms, like Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-SEN) and Lucia Báez-Geller (FL-27).”  

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