In the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that women have a right to privacy when it comes to making important medical decisions, including whether to have an abortion. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion care, allowing clinicians to provide safe, medical services to people across the country. Despite more than 40 years of legal access to abortion care, anti-choice lawmakers continue to advance legislative agends that roll back access and threaten the health and lives of people nationwide. Most recently, ideologically driven attacks have focused almost exclusively on Planned Parenthood, including efforts on both the federal and state levels to bar its health centers' participation in Title X, Medicaid, and other government programs.


NFPRHA works to maintain access to and coverage for abortion services. It also promotes effective family planning, including contraceptive use, which helps to reduce unintended pregnancies. Women should be able to access - and have adequate insurance coverage for - a comprehensive range of reproductive health services, including abortion. As an advocate for providers, NFPRHA works to ensure that health professionals are able to offer a full range of services to each patient based on their individual health needs.


NFPRHA Fact Sheets

Other Resources

  • All* Above AllA coalition of organizations working together to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage.
  • Act for WomenA campaign dedicated to supporting passage of the Women's Health Protection Act.
 NFPRHA's Position

NFPRHA believes that abortion is a medical service that must be legal, safe and accessible to all women who seek it. NFPRHA supports informed consent and full options counseling for all who wish it. 

Happening Now 

  • NFPRHA comments on HHS' notice of approved rulemaking, "Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care".
  • NFPRHA issues a press statement in response to new proposed regulations to expand religious refusals. 
  • Advocates push to repeal the harmful Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion services.

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications and recent press statements. 

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