What is the Human Life Protection Amendment?
An amendment recognizing the God-given right to life of the preborn individual. Defines “preborn individual” as a preborn human person at any stage of development. Affirms that life-saving procedures to save the life of the mother shall not be construed as a violation when accompanied by reasonable steps to save the life of the preborn individual. To be added to the Declaration of Rights under Article I of the Florida Constitution.
The Proposed Amendment
Article I, New Section. Preborn Human Life.
(a) RIGHT. The right to life of the preborn individual is God-given, thus unalienable and recognized accordingly. Therefore, it shall not be infringed at any stage of development.
(b) DEFINITION. The term “preborn individual” in this section means a preborn human person at any stage of development.
(c) APPLICABILITY. The unintentional death of a preborn individual shall not be construed to violate this section when resulting from,
(1) the undertaking of life-saving procedures to save the life of the mother when accompanied by reasonable steps to save the life of the preborn individual,
(2) a spontaneous miscarriage, or spontaneous fetal demise.
(d) EFFECTIVE DATE. This amendment shall become effective immediately upon approval by the voters.
(e) IMPLEMENTATION. Upon the effective date of this section, all laws, judicial precedents, and acts contrary to this section shall be null, void, and deemed repealed to the extent of any conflict with this section.
This is a big, but doable, effort
We need a total of 891,589 signed and validated petitions from registered Florida voters.
For perspective, that’s 8% of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election.
We also need to meet minimum petition thresholds in 14 of Florida’s 28 congressional districts.