The Aug. 11 Santa Rosa County Commission meeting will feature a public hearing on a “trigger ordinance” that would lead to a possible county abortion ban.
This comes after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade’s protections to uphold a woman’s inherent right to have an abortion.
If the ordinance passes, it will only take effect once the Florida Supreme Court officially rules that one’s right to privacy under the state Constitution doesn’t prevent abortion regulation. The legislature would also have to enable local regulation of abortion.
There are currently no abortion clinics open in Santa Rosa County.
– Aimee Sachs, Florida Politics