FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2020
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 344-5805,

NFPRHA Opposes Moving Forward with Supreme Court Nominee

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

“It is shameful that amid so much suffering, the Senate would rather rush through a Supreme Court nomination than address the ongoing and wide-reaching effects that COVID is having in our country. The failure to work together to protect Americans contributes to the enormous damage and despair people are experiencing.

“More than 200,000 people have lost their lives to COVID, and millions more have been infected. On top of the staggering health impacts, millions of people have lost their jobs, savings, and health care coverage as a result of the pandemic. People are being pushed over the brink by this new reality and should feel rightly abandoned by the leaders whom they helped put in office.

“The federal government should be working day and night to pass COVID relief, extend unemployment, invest in the public health and safety net infrastructure, and protect essential workers. Should they prioritize instead a rush to confirm a Supreme Court nominee as votes are being cast in the national election, they will send an unmistakable message to the public: Power matters, not the people.

“The Senate must delay action on a Supreme Court vacancy until after inauguration of the next President.”


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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