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Opponents of Abortion Amendment 6 Target Florida Hispanic Voters

Opponents of an amendment related to abortion have launched a new ad-campaign---this time targeting Hispanic voters. Amendment 6 is on the November ballot, and would prohibit the use of government funds for abortions. But, critics say it will take away important health coverage for female public employees in Florida.

A coalition of Florida Hispanic groups is hoping to sway Hispanic voters against saying “yes” to Amendment 6 with the launch of new Spanish-language radio ads. Opponents of the abortion amendment claim it could stop some insurance plans from covering women who have complicated pregnancies. Jersey Garcia with Mi Lola, a South Florida group of Latina women who promote women’s health justice, says that’s unfair.

“And, I especially don’t think it’s just that politicians should decide to piece meal health insurance coverage for the teachers who teach my children, the police officers that keep my community safe, and the nurse my family counts on to help us heal.”

The radio ads will circulate across Florida for the next few weeks until Election Day.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.