Video Promotes Pro-Life Amendment 6 in Florida on Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 24, 2012   |   5:31PM   |   Tallahassee, FL

A new video by the committee supporting Amendment 6 in Florida encourages state residents to support the ballot measure that would stop taxpayer funding of abortions and support parental rights.

The script of the video:

The most amazing thing about a parent’s love is how it expands in unexpected ways.

Amendment 6 will allow for new legislation to restore a parent’s right to be involved in their daughter’s decision on abortion…so parents can naturally do what’s best for their family, even when the best isn’t always easy. Please…Say Yes on 6.



When Florida voters go to the polls, they will not just vote on key races of president, Congress and state officials. They will also consider Amendment 6, a ballot proposal designed to limit taxpayer funding for abortion.

The pro-life measure would also limit the so-called right to abortion under the state constitution, making it easier for pro-life laws, that have reduced abortions by as much as 50 percent in some states, to stand up in court.

Previous polls have shown the measure has the support of a plurality of voters, but not the 60 percent necessary to approve it.

Supporters say that the amendment would create an opening to push for broader parental-consent laws for minors seeking abortions in Florida, an effort overturned in 1989 because of the state’s constitutional language. The amendment would not ban expenditures for abortions in cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is threatened, conforming with federal law.

Amendment 6 would clear the way for legislation requiring parental consent for a minor’s abortion. The conservative Legislature passed such a requirement in 1999, but the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional because of the state’s privacy language.