Statement from Roxey Nelson of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East On Florida Supreme Court Amendment 4 Reproductive Rights Ruling

April 1, 2024


“The Florida Supreme Court made a sound decision today, affirming that Amendment 4 clearly satisfies the requirements for placement on the November ballot.  This initiative is to protect the most basic freedoms for all Floridians, reclaim critical reproductive healthcare rights and privacy, and stop the dangerous six-week abortion ban here in Florida.  

1199SEIU applauds the court’s decision to let the voters have their say on the six-week ban, which is an immensely intrusive and extreme healthcare policy. No politician or law should meddle, control and/or deny a woman’s deeply personal reproductive healthcare rights.

As caregivers, we are committed to rolling back the unsafe bans that have been forced on Floridians by extremism in Tallahassee. We encourage all Floridians to join us as we fight for our healthcare rights and privacy; and on November 5, let’s make history together by voting ‘yes’ on Amendment 4.”     


Roxey Nelson is Executive Vice President for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East,
the largest union of healthcare workers in Florida.

Media contact:
Ed Gilhuly