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10:30 AM early door opening, Hot Topics: Abortion in Florida

When:
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Where:
Winter Park Events Center
Winter Park Events Center
1050 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL  32789

(407) 599-3571
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Patricia Grierson
407 608 2300 (c)
 
Susan Windmiller
 
Gloria D Pickar
 
Karen Estrin
Category:
Hot Topics Luncheons
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Join us at Hot Topics as we delve into the recent pivotal rulings concerning abortion rights in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court has made significant decisions, including paving the way for the implementation of a six-week abortion ban and allowing Floridians to vote on whether to enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution.

In upholding Florida's existing 15-week ban on abortion, the state Supreme Court has activated a new six-week abortion ban, set to take effect within 30 days. Concurrently, the court has endorsed the language of a proposed state constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 4, which seeks to safeguard the right to abortion in Florida. This amendment is scheduled to appear on the ballot this November, potentially reversing both bans if approved by at least 60% of voters.

These recent rulings position Florida as one of the most restrictive states in terms of abortion access, sparking a contentious debate over reproductive rights in the Sunshine State, particularly in the upcoming presidential election. With Florida now considered a pivotal battleground, the presidential campaigns view the issue of abortion rights as a mobilizing force among voters.

Join us as we explore the implications of these rulings and the potential impact on the political landscape, not only in Florida but also nationally. This event promises to provide invaluable insights into the ongoing discourse surrounding reproductive rights and its influence on electoral dynamics.

 

The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida, is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy