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Minority Office — Press Release


February 7, 2024

CONTACT: Jossie Barroso, 850-487-5611

STATEMENT: Florida Senate Democratic Leader on Supreme Court Hearing Ballot Initiative Challenge

Tallahassee —

Today, legal advocates for reproductive freedom presented oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court defending the rights of Florida voters to make their voices heard at the ballot box this November and restore abortion rights for women and girls in our state.

Of today’s Supreme Court oral arguments, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book (D-Davie) said:

"Today we witnessed anti-choice leaders launch their final, desperate attempt to keep abortion off the ballot this November. Instead of allowing abortion rights to play out democratically, the Attorney General and anti-choice extremists do not want Florida voters to have a say on Amendment 4 – not because the amendment language is unclear, but because the overwhelming majority of voters, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike, support abortion rights. 


We know the language used in Amendment 4 is clear and precise in limiting government interference with abortion before viability. I believe the Florida Supreme Court will do what is right, clearing the way for Florida voters to defend reproductive freedom and abortion rights by passing Amendment 4 this November.”