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?
1. Sign the petition to get a citizen initiative on the ballot
Q: Where do I mail signed petitions to?
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?
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: Signed petitions are only valid for two years from the date signed. Since we began collecting petitions in November, 2019, we’d have until November, 2021 to collect all of them. However, we’re aiming to have all petitions collected well ahead of that deadline, by October of this year.
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 will not disarm law enforcement personnel. Police will still be able to respond to criminal activity with lethal force when appropriate.
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 766,200 signed petitions to be verified by the county supervisors. That number is 8% of the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election. The petitions also need to meet a minimum threshold in 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts. We’re aiming to have a million petitions submitted by 10/31/20 so that we’re well ahead of the 2022 deadline.
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.