Largest Union in NY State, 1199SEIU, Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal to Constitutionally Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

January 31, 2017

“As a union of healthcare workers, the majority of whom are women, we know how important it is to protect the right to choose and access to affordable, quality women’s health. We applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal to codify the right to choose established by Roe V. Wade in the New York State constitution, and we call on state legislators to support this amendment. The right to choose is under attack from extremists in the federal government, and this threat will increase when the Trump administration makes its appointment to the Supreme Court. Governor Cuomo has also shown his deep commitment to women by passing insurance company regulations which support affordable contraception and reproductive health. As we continue to fight for women’s health and rights, we take heart in knowing we have a strong champion and ally in Governor Cuomo.”

-George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the nation.