Florida to ban abortion funds, restore parental rights over minors…

Bill: CS/HJR 1179 (Amendment 6) (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Baxley and Sen. Anitere Flores, but defeated in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, Amendment 6 would amend the Florida Constitution to prohibit public funds from being expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. Amendment 6 also prohibits the Florida Constitution from being interpreted to create broader “privacy rights” to an abortion than those contained in the U.S. Constitution, thus restoring parental control over abortions to minors in the state of Florida. The amendment seeks to overturn a Florida “privacy” court ruling through which pregnant minors may obtain abortions without parental knowledge or consent.

Also:“Florida Abortion, Amendment 6 (2012)”

“Jeb Bush Endorses Florida Amendment 6”

“Amendment 6 would prohibit tax money for abortion”