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 women 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 women 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.
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