“Second, viability is sometimes used to mean whether a baby can survive outside of the uterus, which currently is around 21 to 25 weeks of pregnancy,” she continued, noting that abortions done after 23 weeks involve the dismemberment of an unborn baby.
Moody asserted that the pro-abortion group’s use of the term “viability” was “no accident.”
“It was done to increase the chance that this provision will pass as polling shows that more Americans support abortion in the first trimester with that support significantly decreasing as pregnancy progresses,” she asserted.
“Floridians are entitled to know clearly and concisely what they are voting for or against.”
Moody in her op-ed did not expand on her apparent reasoning for objecting to the measure on “single-subject” grounds. CNA contacted her office for further information about her filing and her opposition to the measure but did not receive a reply by press time.
Other opponents of the measure, such as the Florida Catholic Conference, have argued that the proposed amendment could nullify current state laws requiring parental consent before minors obtain abortions and a 24-hour waiting period prior to abortions, as well as the state’s current 15-week abortion ban and another law that would only allow abortions up to six weeks in pregnancy, which is currently blocked by litigation.
To get their language on the ballot, FPF must gather nearly 900,000 signatures from Floridians by Feb. 1, 2024. Should the group succeed, the vote would take place on general Election Day, Nov. 5, 2024.
Activists in other states, such as Arizona and New York, are working to get pro-abortion ballot initiatives on the ballot in 2024, and this year in the case of Ohio.