Join us in celebrating our legacy and take a look at NARAL Pro-Choice America's work over the last 45 years:
In 1969, pro-choice activists founded NARAL, the National Associate for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, and from day one we’ve worked to elect pro-choice lawmakers and mobilize voters.
NARAL leaders started to win battles at the state level, and in 1973, the Supreme Court recognized a woman’s right to choose with its Roe v. Wade decision.
In the years after Roe, anti-choice forces ramped up their efforts.
The courts have long been a focal point for our movement,
While anti-choice forces never stopped trying to pack the courts with their allies, they also targeted abortion clinics.
And in 1998, NARAL celebrated a victorious election cycle when they helped to elect pro-choice candidates across the country and won 97 of 114 races!
It took no time for then-President George Bush to attack abortion access – he slashed funds for family planning and packed the courts with anti-choice judges.
Together with other pro-choice organizations, in 2004, we served as a lead organizer of the March for Women’s Lives.
But the extremism continued.
In a truly historic election,
During the 2008 election cycle,
Since taking office, President Obama has been an outspoken supporter of women’s reproductive freedom, and fights back against anti-choice forces that are trying to turn the clock back on women’s rights.
Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to repeal the ACA and the birth-control benefit ever since.
NARAL Pro-Choice America continues to work with countless pro-choice leaders to make sure women have access to safe, legal, abortion and reproductive-health care.
It's been a great 45 years, and we look forward to many more pro-choice gains in the next 45 years.