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Amendment 6 is one of the more controversial proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot

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St. Petersburg, Florida - In about a month, you'll be asked to vote on 11 proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

We've been breaking them down for you so you can understand them and make your vote count.

Monday, we look at Amendment 6.

It's not one of the longest on the ballot, but it is one that is more controversial.

Amendment 6 deals with abortion. If it passes, it would mean money that's used for abortions can only be tied to federal law.

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"So someone in Florida who is thinking about having an abortion, they're saying the only way you can have that is through federal law, through federal money, that's the only qualification, you're not going to get it through any provision in Florida law," says Seth McKee, a political science professor at the University of South Florida.

He says this would mean no state money will go toward funding abortion.

"So this is closing, so to speak, a loophole if you will, among pro-life voters. People who really want to limit any opportunity for an abortion to be funded."

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