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To Honor Eisenstadt Legacy, NFPRHA Urges Real Action on Title X Relief

Washington, DC -- On March 22, 1972, the Supreme Court ruled in Eisenstadt v. Baird that unmarried people had the right to legally access contraceptive care, just as their married counterparts could thanks to a 1965 Supreme Court case in Griswold v. Connecticut. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) recognizing the anniversary of Eisenstadt v. Baird.

“Today, NFPRHA celebrates the 49th anniversary of Eisenstadt v. Baird, the 1972 Supreme Court ruling that granted unmarried people the right to access contraception. Eisenstadt represents a major milestone in public health and reproductive rights, yet we are also reminded today of its fragility. Despite the enormous progress made and broad public support for improving access to family planning care, the network of providers at the center of ensuring essential health care for millions has been hamstrung by the regressive policy decisions made during the previous administration. As a result of the 2019 Title X rule, millions of people are struggling to access the affordable, high-quality family planning and sexual health care they need from providers they trust.

“To honor the legacy of Eisenstadt, we urge the Biden administration to suspend the current Title X regulation and expedite its efforts to draft a new rule. It is beyond time to make it right.”

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