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NFPRHA Recognizes the 57th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut 

Washington, DC – Today marks the 57th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut that first established the right to privacy in family planning decisions, paving the way for access to family planning and sexual health care – including the creation of the Title X family planning program in 1970. In honor of the rights established by Griswold, NFPRHA, NARAL, PPFA, and other partners are hosting a digital day of action supporting increased funding of Title X, the only federal program that works to fulfill the promise of Griswold. If you would like to support #FundTitleX, please sign our petition.

“On the anniversary of this historic decision, we call on Congress to secure emergency funding for the Title X family planning program. With so much on the line right now for abortion rights and comprehensive reproductive health care, we need Congress to make a significant investment in Title X immediately, so that everyone who needs contraception can access it. Following years of political attacks and chronic underfunding for the program, the nationwide network of family planning providers is struggling to keep services available in communities across the country. NFPRHA and other national groups call on Congress to dedicate $500 million in additional funding for the program.

“As we celebrate the 57-year legacy of Griswold v. Connecticut it has never been clearer that the fight over contraceptive access—particularly for those who experience systemic barriers to care—is one of the key issues of our time. We urge Congress to act today and appropriate significant funds for Title X and fulfill the promise of Griswold.”


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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