Frequently Asked Questions

What is the full text of the amendment?

Where do I mail signed petitions?

Protect Human Life Florida
14260 W Newberry Road, #420
Newberry, FL 32669

Do I have to mail petitions back individually or can I send them in bulk?

You can mail them in bulk to the address above.

Why is this amendment needed?
All human beings have value. That fact doesn’t change based on their age, health, or level of ability. The Human Life Protection Amendment embeds this truth in our state constitution. This is needed in order to prevent perversions of justice. With this amendment in place, we can all rest assured knowing that vulnerable human life is being protected in Florida.

How many petitions are needed to get this amendment on the ballot in 2022?

We need 891,589 validated petitions, which equals 8% of the 11,144,855 votes cast in the 2020 presidential election in Florida. We also need to meet minimum petition thresholds in 14 of Florida’s 27 congressional districts.

Who is backing this amendment?

This is a grassroots initiative backed by citizens from all over the State of Florida who are passionate about the protection of vulnerable human life.

How much time do we have?

The final deadline for petitions to be validated is 2/1/2022. To account for the time it takes on our end to process returned petitions, submit them to the Supervisors of Elections of each of each respective Florida county, and for the validation process to be completed on their end, please send signed petitions so that we receive them by Christmas Day.

Where do I get Petition Partner Packets?

Please visit our Hub Site Locator page at https://heartbeathero.org/hub-sites to find the hub site closest to your location.

Why are “law enforcement operations” mentioned in the full text of the amendment?

We added that clause so it would be clear that this amendment is not intended to disarm law enforcement personnel.

How will this effect living wills?

This amendment is not intended to change a patient’s right to self-determination using a written and properly executed DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) or living will.
How will this effect end-of-life care?
Families will still be able to make appropriate end-of-life decisions in coordination with doctors and consistent with patient wishes if their relative is diagnosed with complete cessation of brain function.
What’s the difference between this and the Texas heartbeat law?

The Texas Heartbeat Act is an act of the Texas Legislature. It was introduced as Senate Bill 8 and House Bill 1515 on March 11, 2021, and was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on May 19, 2021. The Texas law relies on enforcement by private individuals through civil lawsuits, rather than by the government through criminal or civil enforcement.

The Human Life Protection Amendment is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment proposal, that after qualifying for ballot placement must be approved by 60% of Florida voters to pass. Our proposed amendment does not contain any language that speaks to enforcement by private individuals through civil lawsuits.

What about pregnancies resulting from cases of rape or incest?
Our amendment does not make any distinction based on manner of conception.
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