NFPRHA Mourns the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON, DCThe following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President and CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health.

“Our country has lost a titan of the law with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. An icon of principle, drive, and clarity, she fought tirelessly for gender equality and women’s reproductive rights. She argued for access to contraceptive care for all and defended the right to an abortion, saying that women’s ability to realize their full potential is ‘intimately connected to their ability to control their reproductive lives.’

“For millions, she is a hero, an inspiration, and a manifestation of what it is to recognize and fight unrelentingly for what you believe to be right. Justice Ginsburg stood for and sought to protect everything people value in their lives - their health, safety, and autonomy.”

“Our Constitution begins, ‘We the People,’ and the choice of who will fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat should belong to the people. The American people are suffering, and their human rights, civil rights, voting rights are all on the line. The people need to decide who can carry on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and uphold her commitment to equal justice for all. That is how we can best honor her extraordinary service to our country.”


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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