Political committee raises nearly $11.8 million in support of abortion rights amendment

Amendment 4 will appear on the November ballot.

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  • | 8:00 a.m. June 11, 2024
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A political committee leading efforts to pass a constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring abortion rights raised nearly $11.8 million from April 1 through May 31.

The Floridians Protecting Freedom committee brought in $11,796,620 in cash after the Florida Supreme Court on April 1 approved placing the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot, according to a finance report posted Monday, June 10, on the state Division of Elections website.

Contributions included $2.8 million from the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation; $1 million from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida; $1 million from the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Advocacy Action Fund, Inc.; $1 million from the Washington, D.C.-based Open Society Action Fund; $1 million from the the Washington, D.C.-based Sixteen Thirty Fund; and $1 million from The Fairness Project, based in Washington, D.C.

Floridians Protecting Freedom had about $7.37 million in cash on hand as of May 31, the finance report shows.

The proposal will appear as Amendment 4 on the November ballot and says, in part, that no “law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient's health, as determined by the patient's healthcare provider.”


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