13 states that may have abortion referendums in 2024


On April 1, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a referendum that could establish a right to abortion in the state constitution could appear on the ballot in November.

If approved by voters, Amendment 4 would amend the Florida Constitution to read “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.” 

Florida law prohibits abortions after 15 weeks gestation. A law banning abortions after six weeks gestation is scheduled to take effect next month. 

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Unlike in all the other states that have held abortion-related referendums thus far, Florida requires all ballot measures to receive 60% support from voters in order to pass rather than a simple majority. Most polls analyzing public opinion regarding Amendment 4 show it failing to reach that threshold. 

While a November 2023 poll of 716 registered voters conducted by the University of North Florida showed 62% of Floridians planned to support Amendment 4 and 29% intend to oppose it, more recent polls have revealed lower levels of support for establishing a right to abortion among the public.

A survey of 1,014 registered voters conducted by USA Today/Ipsos from April 5-7 measured support for Amendment 4 at 57% and opposition to it at 36%. 

The most recent poll about Amendment 4, based on responses from 1,000 registered voters collected by Emerson College from April 9-10, found that just 42% of Floridian voters plan to back Amendment 4 while 25% intend to oppose it and 32% are unsure. 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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