Media Tip Sheet: Abortions on Florida Constitution and November Ballot

April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2024)- Florida’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that abortion is not protected in the state’s constitution. The nation’s strictest and most far-reaching abortion ban will begin on May 1, 2024. In a separate decision, the same court ruled that an amendment to enshrine abortion in the constitution will be voted on in November.

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Sonia Suter is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School and founding director of the Health Law Initiative. She is an expert on issues at the intersection of law, medicine, and bioethics, with a particular focus on reproductive rights.


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Sara Rosenbaum, is the Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management, and previously served as founding Chair of the Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy at George Washington University. She is a nationally recognized expert on health care access for vulnerable populations. She most recently worked on an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to protect health and uphold the Emergency Treatment and Labor Act.

Julia Strasser, is the executive director of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and an assistant research professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is an expert on reproductive health care and access to essential care including abortion. 

Elizabeth Borkowski is a senior research scientist in Health Policy and Management at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise include reproductive health and U.S. healthcare policy affecting women's health. She is available to comment on the science and safety of mifepristone.