Ron DeSantis gave a reporter a reality check on this ugly ballot fight to protect life

Apr 24, 2024

Ron DeSantis does not have time for the games the media tries to play.

He did not pull any punches in his latest showdown with them.

And Ron DeSantis gave a reporter a reality check on this ugly ballot initiative to protect life.

Constitutional amendment to protect abortion-on-demand on the ballot

A major battle over protecting the life of the unborn is underway in Florida.

Florida’s Supreme Court issued a ruling that cleared a constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion-on-demand in the state to move forward.

Voters will decide on their ballots for the general election this November the fate of the amendment.

Amendment 4, the Right to Abortion Initiative, relies on confusing wording designed to conceal how extreme the law is in its ballot summary.

Supporters are hoping to trick Floridians into putting abortion-on-demand until the moment of birth into the state’s constitution.

Ron DeSantis’ exchange with reporter exposes massive deception

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been urging voters to vote no on the abortion amendment.

He sparred with a reporter over the amendment and pointed out how deceptive its language is during a press conference.

“The measure reads – this amendment does not require the change of parental notification [for abortion],” a reporter stated.

“That’s not consent – exactly, you made the point!” DeSantis exclaimed. “How deceptive is that?”

Florida’s legal requirement that parents consent to an abortion for a minor would be overturned by the amendment.

A notarized letter is needed from the parents to perform an abortion on a minor under the current state law.

DeSantis pointed out that the constitutional amendment would override existing state laws that are already on the books. 

“There’s a difference between consent and notification,” DeSantis explained. “Notification is after the fact. The consent is obviously a condition precedent. They did that because they know going after parents’ rights is a vulnerability.”

The proposed amendment contains a line that states, “This amendment does not change the Legislature’s constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion.”

DeSantis suggested that was included in the amendment’s language to help sell it to voters this fall.

“They tested this with millions of dollars to try to get people,” DeSantis said. “Don’t be fooled, though – that is severing the parental consent for minors […] It’s written so broadly, to just take out the notification, which is different than consent.”

Current polling shows that the amendment is falling short of the 60% threshold it needs to pass.

The supporters of the amendment are trying to trick Floridians to enshrine abortion-on-demand into the state Constitution.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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