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NFPRHA Recognizes 58th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut 

Washington, DC – Today marks the 58th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut that first recognized the constitutional right to contraception and to privacy, which has served as the foundation for other landmark Supreme Court decisions. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). 

“For 58 years, the constitutional right to contraception has been protected by Griswold v. Connecticut. Everyone deserves to have the freedom to make their own choices about their lives and health - without political interference. And yet, we are seeing continued attacks on these rights. With the perilous Dobbs decision, reproductive health care, including access to birth control, is at risk. 

“In the coming months, we could see an effort in Congress to cut or even eliminate funding for the Title X family planning program, severely limiting access to birth control and other preventive services to communities in need. The 6th Circuit Court is expected to issue a ruling that may strike down some or all of the 2021 Title X rule, which would be a huge blow to family planning providers already struggling to cope with budget shortfalls and state policy restrictions. If these threats are realized, health care for millions of people with low incomes would be at risk. At a time when the promise of Griswold has never been more precarious, it is imperative that Congress and the administration double down on their commitment to protect individuals’ right to contraception and to privacy, and to protect access to family planning care for all.” 


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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