March 10, 2023

Judge Reinstates Florida Ban on Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

On March 7, US District Judge Robert L Hinkle reinstated Florida's 2016 law prohibiting state tax dollars from going to organizations that perform abortions.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody argued in a motion that because the permanent injunction blocking the pro-life law was based on the US Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, the injunction should be lifted.

"Now that the case at the center of the [district] court’s reasoning has been overturned," Moody wrote. "We are petitioning the court to vacate the court’s injunction and allow the will of our state’s legislative body and the people who elected them to take effect."

Hinkle agreed with Moody's argument, issuing a decision to end the injunction.

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