For Immediate Release: November 30, 2021
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 

NFPRHA Urges District Court to Uphold Title X Rule

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief with the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. NFPRHA’s brief details the devastating impact the prior regulations had on the family planning provider network and patients’ access to Title X-funded family planning care and urges the court to uphold the 2021 Title X rule. The brief is in response to a challenge to the 2021 Title X rule that twelve states filed on October 25.

NFPRHA’s brief provides important information about the Title X program, its history, and its operation. The brief provides additional facts and perspective about the role of Title X and its providers in ensuring access to high-quality, affordable, voluntary, patient-centered family planning services, and explains how the US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent regulatory changes are necessary to restore the Title X program.

“The previous Trump-era rule undermined the purpose and promise of the nation’s family planning program. It led highly qualified and trusted family planning providers to withdraw from the Title X program, which resulted in millions of people losing access to critical family planning and sexual health care funded by Title X,” said Audrey Sandusky, NFPRHA’s Senior Director of Policy & Communications. “Reversing the 2021 rule would further cripple the family planning safety net and jeopardize sexual health care in communities across the country.”

Read a copy of the brief.


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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