Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the full text of the amendment?

A: You can click here to read the full text.


Q: How can I support the movement?

A:

1. Sign the petition to get a citizen initiative on the ballot

2. Download the app

3. Invest in the movement


Q: Where do I mail signed petitions to?

A:

Protect Human Life Florida
14260 West Newberry Road, #420
Newberry, FL 32669


Q: Do I have to mail petitions back individually or can I send them in bulk.

A: You can mail them in bulk to the address above.


Q: Why is this amendment needed?

A: To protect the rights of the defenseless in Florida. Whether they’re a preborn human, a person with disabilities or Down Syndrome, or someone like Terri Schiavo.


Q: Who is backing this amendment?

A: Protect Human Life Florida is funded by grassroots supporters from across Florida. To join the movement, please donate here.


Q: What’s the deadline to submit petitions?

A: Our deadline, including the allotted time that the Supervisors of Elections have to validate submitted petitions, is December 1, 2021.


Q: Why are “law enforcement operations” mentioned in the full text of the amendment?

A: We added that clause so it would be clear that this amendment is not intended to disarm law enforcement personnel.


Q: How will this affect living wills?

A: This amendment is not intended to change a patient’s right to self-determination using a written and properly executed DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) or living will.


Q: How will this affect end-of-life care?

A: Families will still be able to make appropriate end-of-life decisions in coordination with doctors and consistent with patient wishes if their relative is diagnosed with complete cessation of brain function.


Q: What about pregnancies resulting from cases of rape or incest?

A: Our amendment does not make any distinction based on manner of conception.


Q: What needs to happen to get this amendment on the ballot?

A: We need verified petitions equaling 8% of the votes cast in the 2020 presidential election. Based on the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, that is likely to be around 766,200. We also need to meet minimum petition thresholds in 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts.


Q: Are there any guidelines to follow when printing petitions from your website?

A: The petition form, as formatted by the Division of Elections, has an intentionally larger margin at the top of the page. When printed properly, everything in the “Attention” section at the bottom of the page will be visible, including the black border at the bottom of the page. If this section is cut off, you may need to switch your printer settings from “Custom Scale” to “Fit” and the form should print correctly.