For Immediate Release: September 24, 2021
Contact: Audrey Sandusky,

NFPRHA Celebrates House Passage of Women’s Health Protection Act

Washington, D.C. – The US House of Representatives today passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that safeguards the federal right to access abortion care throughout the United States. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) in response to the bill’s passage. 

“Today marks a victory for reproductive rights, health, and justice with the House passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act. This landmark legislation guarantees all people the right to access abortion care in this country – no matter where they live.    

“This bill is in direct response to state-level abortion bans and restrictions that make it impossible for people to access their constitutional right to abortion care, including the recent enactment of Senate Bill 8 in Texas. These cruel policies fall hardest on people who already experience systemic injustices and inequities in their lives, including people of color, young people, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community. 

“House passage of WHPA is a critical step toward achieving reproductive freedom and equity for millions. We urge the Senate to quickly advance this measure so that all people are able to make their own health care decisions free from political interference.”


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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