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Lord, thank You for this wonderful decision! Please continue to protect the unborn in Florida from every evil attack!

Florida’s Supreme Court delivered a stunning defeat to the pro-abortion movement on Monday. This is far from the end of the fight for life in the Sunshine State, however. 

From Liberty Counsel. Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with our brief that there is no right to an abortion in the Florida Constitution. For 35 years I have worked to overturn the 1989 In Re T.W. opinion, the ruling that turned the Sunshine State into an abortion destination state, more liberal on child killing than even Roe v. Wade. Thanks to YOUR generous support, Liberty Counsel was able to overturn that dreadful precedent. This decision now upholds the 15-week abortion ban, and the new six-week heartbeat abortion law.

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But an upcoming Planned parenthood ballot initiative may undo the work we just accomplished. Read on. — Mat

Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court issued groundbreaking opinion that upholds the state’s 15-week abortion ban and overrules the prior abortion opinions going back to the first abortion decision in 1989 — the In re T.W. case. In doing so, the Court ruled there is no right to abortion in the Florida Constitution. Now that the 15-week ban has been upheld, the six-week ban, commonly known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” will soon go into effect.

Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief to the Florida Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida v. State of Florida on behalf of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Fiona Jackson Center for Pregnancy, and Issues4life Foundation in defense of Florida’s 15-week abortion ban since the Florida Constitution affirms “the right to enjoy and defend life” regardless of “race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.”

Liberty Counsel Action also filed an amicus brief in the same case arguing that the Court should overrule the 1989 In re T.W. case that ruled that the privacy amendment in Article I, Section 23, provided a right to abortion. That decision and subsequent abortion decisions have now been overruled.

In 1989, an activist Florida Supreme Court ruled in T.W. that the state Constitution’s “Privacy Clause guaranteed the right to receive an abortion through the end of the second trimester.”

Planned Parenthood had argued that T.W. invalidated the 15-week law. Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with our argument, stating “we conclude there is no basis under the Privacy Clause to invalidate the statute.”

In doing so, the Court overturned the dreadful In re T.W. decision. As a result, both the 15-week and six-week abortion bans will now go into effect, and the lives of countless children will be saved.

But Planned Parenthood’s abortion ballot initiative could undo everything we’ve done. I’ll explain how in a moment.

Regarding this historic ruling, the Court wrote: “The Privacy Clause of the Florida Constitution does not mention abortion or include a word or phrase that clearly incorporates it.”

Indeed, “abortion does not naturally fit within the rights at issue. Reliable historical sources, like the technical meaning of the terms contained in the provision, the origin of the amendment, and the framing of the public debate, similarly do not support a conclusion that abortion should be read into the provision’s text,” the Court continued.

Considering the historical context of the constitutional amendment, “we cannot conclude that in 1980 a voter would have assumed the text encompassed a polarizing definition of privacy that included broad protections for abortion.”

“Based on our analysis finding no clear right to abortion embodied within the Privacy Clause, Planned Parenthood cannot overcome the presumption of constitutionality and is unable to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the 15-week ban is unconstitutional.” (emphasis added)

Even before Liberty Counsel was founded in 1989, I have worked to overturn the T.W. decision because it did not have any basis in the Florida Constitution and has caused incalculable damage. Today, the wrongly decided abortion opinions are no more. The Constitution wins. Life wins … for the next seven months at least.

That’s because a Planned Parenthood-backed ballot initiative seeks to have abortion specifically enshrined in the Florida Constitution as a “right” regardless of the “privacy” issue. At the same time this blockbuster decision was released, the same Court, in a 4-3 decision, also released an opinion allowing the deceptive abortion initiative to go forward.

The ballot initiative is so vague, and so broad that it would eliminate any and all restrictions on abortion up to birth. Not even health and safety regulations will survive if this extreme abortion initiative is passed.

Liberty Counsel will tirelessly work to defeat Planned Parenthood’s life-ending ballot initiative, but we need YOUR help.

After 35 years, we won a huge victory yesterday. Florida will no longer be an abortion destination. But all that hard work could be erased in November if this extreme abortion initiative is passed. Planned Parenthood will spend tens and tens of millions of dollars to deceive the people.

WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO DEFEAT THIS ABORTION INITIATIVE.

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(Used with permission. From Liberty Counsel. Photo Credit: Alena Ozerova via Canva Pro)

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Victoria Z
April 7, 2024

Praise You Lord Jesus, continue to clean up America, and forgive us for too maby years of innocent bloodshed, through abortiin, wars, and other crimes against humanity, in Jesus name, have mercy and for the sake of your people save and bless America. in Jesus name.

bobhuseby
April 5, 2024

Can America be a unified nation with the tireless pursuit of killing babies persisting all across our land ??? I think not. Our ONLY hope is REVIVAL !!!!
Father we unite as we enter this spiritual war zone and take your authority over this demonic agenda. We use our swords to erase this evil.
1 John 4:4 ..and greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.
Rev 12:11 .. they overcame him by the blood of the LAMB and the WORD of their testimony . So Father we also persist to stand against this work of our adversary and stand and say “ America Shall Be Saved “!!!!

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Matthew Mayers
April 5, 2024

Thank you for the update..will be in prayer about this…

Elena pando
April 4, 2024

Praise The Lord, instead of that absurd State of the Union discourse in which biden addressed the Nation talking and praising death to the unborn,in terms like fetus which is a Greek word and means child, (most of the people don’t know the significance )they should have portrayed the documentary entitled
“The Silent Scream” so the Nation the nation could what abortion is all about.
We pray against all the destruction that these laws based on lies have deceived America, ,
In Jesus name

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Deb Stivers
April 4, 2024

Our nation should be pro-life. Defund Planned Parenthood!!! Pray for release of anyone found guilty of fake charges for protesting by abortions clinics! God is judging America for these terrible acts of murder on millions of innocent babies! Wake up America.

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Kathleen
April 4, 2024

This will be added to ballot fir voters to decide. Please watch this and don’t let another Ohio happen in Florida. Make sure you understand the verbiage of it because like the word inclusive they will use wording that can be far reaching like New Jersey. Pray much all intercessirs.

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    Trust in Jesus
    April 4, 2024

    I don’t believe that Ohio vote was legitimate, neither was the pot one!! Why do people still trust the vote??? We should vote righteousness because it is our duty even if they steal it and eventually God will make it right and show the truth but do NOT believe the results anymore until God judges and cleanses this system and gives us His new one, please!

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Hj
April 4, 2024

So what is it? What is that initiative?
..the initiative described in the excerpt below ..that I pasted from the article.. because if they’re doing covert and coercive things behind the scenes as usual.. that needs to be addressed before any celebration ahead of time

“That’s because a Planned Parenthood-backed ballot initiative seeks to have abortion specifically enshrined in the Florida Constitution as a “right” regardless of the “privacy” issue. At the same time this blockbuster decision was released, the same Court, in a 4-3 decision, also released an opinion allowing the deceptive abortion initiative to go forward.”

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    DC
    April 4, 2024

    TRUE.

    Father of Truth: Expose the workings of PP and the intent of this ballot initiative. Make it known to the voters. Dissect it in the media. Tear it apart.

    Father, we fiercely petition for a landslide defeat on this deceptive ballot measure and all other deceptive ballot initiatives in this nation.

    In Jesus Name. Amen

    Do not let what you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can.

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Adrienne
April 4, 2024

LOOK AT GOD!!! YOU ARE GREAT LORD! THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO!!! YOU ARE MIGHTY TO SAVE! HALLELUJAH PRAISE BE UNTO OUR GOD FOREVER AND EVER!!
THANK YOU FOR PERFECTING THOSE THINGS THAT CONCERNS A RIGHT TO LIFE! OUR BABIES SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE!!

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Barb
April 4, 2024

Please Lord, unite this nation & encourage each state stand up for the unborn ! I repent for the sins of this nation, in Jesus Blessed Holy Name.

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Mary
April 3, 2024

Praising God for this positive outcome!

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Pam Z.
April 3, 2024

We thank you God for Liberty Counsel and this victory. Let these young being spared be the innovators of the future – the ones to find cures and new discoveries for the world we all live in. Bless these women who choose life -whether they mother or not – with the knowledge they did not destroy another.

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Diane
April 3, 2024

To God Be The Glory! Blessing

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Yvonne Pendleton
April 3, 2024

So sad that we have to have a law for everything that is called right yet wrong. Father, forgive us for ignoring your truth for a lie. Rise up this generation with the Joel command.to prophecy truth…YOUR truth!

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Jerry
April 3, 2024

Dear Father, my prayer is that proabortionist would search their hearts and find the love for the unborn as well as those innocent babies born alive. May we protect these innocents from the murder and hate that’s been directed against them.

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RICHARD DARONCO
April 3, 2024

Praise God. May EVERY state follow.

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