FLORIDA — The Floridians Protecting Freedom campaign has reached enough signatures to put abortion on the 2024 ballot in Florida, according to data posted on the Florida Department of State's Division of Elections website

What You Need To Know

After a group of organizations launched the "Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion" petition 8 months ago, the Florida Division of Elections has verified 910,946 petitions submitted, surpassing the 891,523 required signatures needed by Feb. 1.

The campaign pushing for the measure to be on the ballot says there is support across the state to let Floridians decide the limits on abortion.

The language of the amendment reads:

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. This amendment does not change the Legislature's constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion.

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, although that law is being challenged in court and has not taken effect yet.

Currently, the state of Florida outlaws abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.

Before the measure is officially introduced on the ballot, the Florida Supreme Court has to approve the language of the amendment.

The Supreme Court has a hearing on the docket scheduled for Feb. 7. Attorney General Ashley Moody has notified the court of its responsibility and said she will argue the language isn’t valid.

If the amendment makes it on the ballot, 60% of voters would have to vote yes in November for the measure to pass.