Fla. Amendment Could Limit Abortion Funds

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A proposed abortion initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot would prohibit the use of state tax money for abortions except as required by federal law if it's passed by voters.

Amendment 6 would also overrule court decisions that say the privacy rights in the state constitution are greater than those in the U.S. Constitution -- possibly making it easier for state lawmakers to require minors to get parental consent to have an abortion.

Groups like Planned Parenthood call the amendment "an assault on women and their basic rights" and say it will interfere in women's health care decisions.

The amendment must get 60 percent of the vote in order to pass.


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