Florida Pregnancy Notification, Amendment 1 (2004)

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The Florida Pregnancy Notification Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 election ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

The amendment added Article X, Section 22 of the Florida Constitution to allow the legislature to create laws requiring parental notification when a minor seeks an abortion.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (2004)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 4,639,635 64.67%
No2,534,91035.33%

Results via: the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections

Text of measure

The ballot title read:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Parental Notification of a Minor's Termination of Pregnancy[1]

The ballot read:

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ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS

Section 22. Parental notice of termination of a minor's pregnancy. The legislature shall not limit or deny the privacy right guaranteed to a minor under the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. Notwithstanding a minor's right of privacy provided in Section 23 of Article 1, the Legislature is authorized to require by general law for notification to a parent or guardian of a minor before the termination of the minor's pregnancy. The Legislature shall provide exceptions to such requirement for notification and shall create a process for judicial waiver of the notification.[2]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 22. Parental notice of termination of a minor's pregnancy. --

The legislature shall not limit or deny the privacy right guaranteed to a minor under the United States Constitution as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. Notwithstanding a minor's right of privacy provided in Section 23 of Article I, the Legislature is authorized to require by general law for notification to a parent or guardian of a minor before the termination of the minor's pregnancy. The Legislature shall provide exceptions to such requirement for notification and s hall create a process for judicial waiver of the notification.[1]

Campaign Contributions

Florida Right to Life Pac spent a total of $4,369 in support of the amendment, while Planned Parenthood Voice For Choice Action Fund spent $5,190 against the measure.[3]

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