For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022
Contact: Audrey Sandusky,

Supreme Court Dismantles Access to Abortion Care

Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), in response to today’s ruling by the US Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which will allow abortion to be banned across the country.

“Today’s shameful Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey puts the health and lives of millions of people across the country in immediate jeopardy. It jettisons 50 years of precedent that people have relied upon in determining one of the most fundamental questions in their lives: when and whether to have children.

“Today’s ruling completely disregards the devastating impact banning abortion will have on the ability of millions of people, particularly women, to participate fully in society. The Court has created a nightmarish reality where people will be forced to remain pregnant against their will, and the impact will be disproportionately felt by Black, Indigenous and other people of color; LGBTQ people; people with disabilities; those with no or low incomes; and young people.

“We will continue to fight for equal access to high-quality reproductive and sexual health care, to ensure access to complete and medically accurate information on all of a pregnant patient’s options, and to defend people’s right to access abortion—everywhere.”


NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit

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