For Immediate Release: June 23, 2023 
Contact: Audrey Sandusky,

NFPRHA Voices Concern about Executive Order on Contraception 

Statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) 

Washington, DC -- “NFPRHA is glad to see the Biden administration take action on contraceptive access. The threat to the legality and legitimacy of contraception is real, and it is growing. We are dismayed that this order does not require tangible steps to protect access and does not include any firm deadlines.

“For example, it is imperative that the administration explicitly enforce Medicaid’s free choice of provider protection; however, today’s executive order is silent on states ignoring federal law. This blatant violation exacerbates an already dire health care access problem, and it is within the power of this administration to do something about it.

“We are in a health care crisis moment, and our nation’s leaders need to take bold action to protect and expand access to contraception. Once again, we urge the White House to do all it can to confront the growing threats to contraception.” 


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