Abortion abolitionists in Florida are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would declare abortion is capital murder. (Reuters photo) 
Abortion abolitionists in Florida are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would declare abortion is capital murder. (Reuters photo) 

A new effort underway in Florida would establish the harshest penalties ever proposed for those who both perform and procure abortions.

Abolish Abortion Florida has launched a ballot initiative to amend the state’s constitution to punish abortion as capital murder, both for the physician who performs the procedure and the woman who seeks it. Additionally, it defines “abortion” to include “any abortifacient drug or device that can kill an embryo by preventing implantation, as well as the intentional destruction of unwanted IVF embryos.”

According to AAFL, the amendment “would define life as beginning at fertilization rather than ‘conception,’ and declares that ‘abortion deprives an innocent human being of the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.'” Floridians are encouraged to sign the petition available at the organization’s website.

Written by Bob Eschliman

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