They Want To Push Equality Backwards. With Your Help, We Won't Let Them.
When Governor DeSantis enacted the 15-week abortion ban, it was the most restrictive ever in the history of Florida. But during the 2023 Florida legislative session, extremist lawmakers doubled-down and passed a 6-week abortion ban. Now, DeSantis's 15-week abortion ban is currently facing legal challenges at the Florida Supreme Court — and we're expecting a ruling on it any day now. Depending on the ruling, this year's near total 6-week abortion ban would go into effect 30 days after the decision comes down.
The right to control our own bodies and lives is our most fundamental freedom, and we must be prepared to fight back.
We are in this fight to make sure everyone has the power to control their own bodies, lives, and futures. . .but we can't do it alone. That's why we're partnered with Floridians Protecting Freedom, a citizen-led ballot initiative seeking to create a constitutional amendment that would protect Floridians’ freedom to access abortion.
Governmental overreach of reproductive freedom affects everyone, regardless of who they are or what they believe about abortion. We need one you on the one million signatures for the "Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion" petition, so that every Floridian has the power to control their own bodies. We cannot do this without you. What do you say - are you in?
Have you already signed the petition? What a rock star! Take more action towards getting abortion on the 2024 ballot below.
STATEWIDE DAYS OF ACTION
Equality Florida Action, Inc. is hosting Statewide Days of Action in major cities across Florida to canvass the community and collect signatures to reach our 1 million goal! Find a city near you and sign up to volunteer to put abortion on the ballot.
October 28 - 29, 2023
November 4 - 5, 2023
November 12, 2023
- Remote: RSVP here
Across the country, we are seeing abortion access rolled back with extreme bans and restrictions. Restrictions and bans on abortion fall hardest on those already facing the most significant barriers to accessing care due to systemic racism and inequities, including people of color, those working to make ends meet, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants, young people, those living in rural communities, and people with disabilities.
Abortion access in America is in crisis. In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned 50 years of precedent by reversing the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two foundational rulings that affirmed our Constitutional right to abortion and privacy. This dangerous ruling is an assault on the privacy, self-determination, dignity, and equality of every person in our country. By allowing abortion to become once again a "states' rights" issue, the ruling opens the floodgates for states to outlaw abortion. This ruling is about who has power over us, who has the authority to make decisions for us, and who can control our future. All of our rights are on the line. We are in this fight to make sure everyone has the power to control their own bodies, lives, and futures. Building a more just and equitable society means ensuring abortion care is available and affordable for all. It’s essential that we protect the legal right to abortion, especially now. Abortion is health care. And health care is a human right. We can not go back, and we will not back down. We must stand shoulder to shoulder and fight these attacks together.
LGBTQ and abortion rights are causes in common — causes under siege from the same right-wing politicians who led the anti-LGBTQ backlash this past year while also pushing dangerous anti-abortion legislation. During the 2022 Legislative Session, Republicans passed one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country: A bill that outlaws nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking. Any effort to ban abortion is forced pregnancy and an attack on our right to bodily autonomy. We know that reproductive freedom and LGBTQ rights share a foundation in ensuring freedom from governmental intrusion into our most intimate, personal decision-making.
What is the connection between reproductive justice and LGBTQ liberation? Dignity. Equality. Freedom. These values bind LGBT and abortion rights as causes in common. Read on to find out more.
Politicians should not be interfering with our most personal medical decisions. Abortion access should not be based on your ZIP code, income level, or immigration status. Abortion clinics and funds are open and ready to support patients in every state.
- To find a clinic in the U.S, go to www.abortionfinder.org or www.ineedana.com
- For additional information on accessing abortion in Florida, visit the Floridians for Reproductive Freedom website
- If you need help funding an abortion, go to www.abortionfunds.org
- To support Florida’s abortion funds:
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