Abortion amendment losing
The Florida Department of State Division of Elections reported at 8:34 p.m. 44.23 percent of more than 5 million ballots voted “yes” on Amendment 6. Voters rejecting the measure numbered 55.77 percent.
Fueling a prominent national debate at the state level, Amendment 6 intends to ensure no state tax dollars fund abortions. The amendment proposal would also require parental consent for minors to get abortions.
Religious-based groups, like the Catholic Church, are pushing to pass the amendment.
A 2004 amendment currently requires parental notification — not consent — for minors’ abortions.
Sixty percent of votes cast are required for a Florida state constitution amendment to pass.
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