Statement from Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Executive Director, Laura Goodhue on Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s rejection of Proposal 22:
“Today we owe a debt of gratitude to the thousands of Floridians who raised their voices and became a critical part of our government of, by and for the people. They sent the message loud and clear that we won’t have privacy protections that guarantee our right to have an abortion taken away in the service of a fringe political agenda.
“In 2012, voters soundly defeated a similar attempt to weaken the privacy clause when they voted down Amendment 6. A recent poll showed that a whopping 74 percent of Floridians would not support stripping away their current privacy protections. And this latest attempt to take away our privacy rights was soundly defeated in the CRC’s Judicial Committee and, as of today, we know it won’t be revived.
“For that, I say thank you to every Floridian who spoke up to protect our privacy rights and the right to have an abortion.”