Updated: May 23, 2022
Read our latest Position Statement
"... (W)hile Congress may ultimately decide whether that care remains legal, safe, equitable, and free from legal repercussion, the choice to obtain an abortion will always remain with an individual and providing access to medically sound abortion care will always be the responsibility of healthcare providers."
Abortion Care is Health Care.
Reproductive rights are human rights. The National Perinatal Association will continue to learn from, advocate for, and provide a voice to individuals, families, and healthcare providers who believe that all people should have Constitutionally protected reproductive autonomy.
Choice is a bedrock of Birth Justice. The National Perinatal Association stands for freedom of choice in all realms of an individual’s reproductive life, from contemplation and contraception, to fertilization, carrying a pregnancy or choosing termination.
The right to privacy is paramount to patient care. The National Perinatal Association affirms
the value of lived experiences and need for medical expertise and therefore rejects undue
governmental intrusion into the private, complicated decisions made between patients and
their healthcare providers.
Abortion care is health care. The National Perinatal Association acknowledges the harmful history of illegal abortions in the United States predating the Roe v. Wade decision and we will continue to fight to prevent history from repeating itself.
To be clear, regardless of any decision made by this Supreme Court, abortions and abortion
care will continue. And while Congress may ultimately decide whether that care remains legal, safe, equitable, and free from legal repercussion, the choice to obtain an abortion will always remain with an individual and providing access to medically sound abortion care will always be the responsibility of healthcare providers.
This is why the National Perinatal Association will continue to ally with individuals, families, nonprofit organizations, and patient advocates to fight for ongoing safe, responsive, legal, and accessible abortion care.
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National Advocates for Pregnant Women - NAPW combines legal advocacy, public education and organizing to achieve a country in which no one is arrested, shamed, or denied constitutional or human rights because they have the capacity for pregnancy, are pregnant, or because of any outcome of their pregnancies — including births, miscarriages, stillbirths and abortions.
If/When/How envisions a transformation of the legal systems and institutions that perpetuate oppression into structures that realize justice, and a future when all people can self-determine their reproductive lives free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Repro Legal Helpline 844.868.2812
The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national nonprofit organization that works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians.
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