Florida Christians push ballot measure that would make abortion a crime punishable by death.
The political committee Abolish Abortion Florida (AAFL) has launched a ballot initiative to amend the state’s constitution to punish abortion as capital murder. The amendment would make any medical termination of any pregnancy a premeditated murder under Florida state law, and would make women who have abortions and their doctors eligible for the death penalty.
Christian News Wire reports:
Under the proposed amendment, anyone who performs or procures an abortion would be charged with first degree, pre-meditated murder. “Abortion” would include any abortifacient drug or device that can kill an embryo by preventing implantation, as well as the intentional destruction of unwanted IVF embryos. The amendment would define life as beginning at fertilization rather than “conception,” and declares that “abortion deprives an innocent human being of the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.