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Celebrating Women's History Month: International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! Today, we celebrate women's efforts and achievements in political, social, and economic sectors across the globe. We are so fortunate to live in a country where our pro-choice president works to protect and expand women's reproductive freedoms. Show More Summary

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women's Suffrage

March is Women's History Month, and we'll be honoring key moments in women's history all month long. Many of the gains for women's equality can be traced back to the women's suffrage movement. Putting power in the hands of women andShow More Summary

Choice Out Loud Heads to College Campuses!

Travis Ballie is the manager of affiliate and national programs at NARAL Pro-Choice America. NARAL Pro-Choice America and our state affiliates are partnering on our brand-new campaign, Choice Out Loud. And it is off to a roaring start! Part of this groundbreaking effort is training and developing Millennials to organize in their own communities. Show More Summary

Medicaid Expansion Shows Good Policy Trumps Bad Politics

One aspect of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) that is getting a lot more press coverage lately is the Medicaid expansion. Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to expand the Medicaid program to provide health-care...Show More Summary

Why We Must Elect Rep. Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Shipp is political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. There's an exciting special election coming up in Massachusetts that will make a big difference in women's lives. Now that John Kerry is Secretary of State, voters in the Bay State are going to have to decide who will represent them in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Winners of February's Hall of Fame and Shame

If you like us on Facebook or Twitter, you know all too well that choice is in the news all day, every day. Unfortunately, anti-choice politicians in the states keep taking big political gambles by continuing the War on Women. But, at...Show More Summary

For Many Young People, Choice is a Celebration of Life

Sarah La Due is the assistant director of public affairs at NARAL Pro-Choice America. "If we had asked 40 pro-choice photographers in 1973 to take photographs that represented 'choice,' what kinds of images do you think they would have...Show More Summary

Meet 11 Anti-Choice Politicians Who Oppose No-Cost Birth Control

Have you heard that Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts-and-crafts stores, is still trying to refuse to provide insurance coverage for its employees' birth control? Even after a federal judge ruled that Hobby Lobby must comply with the birth-control...Show More Summary

In Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we'd like to share a fantastic article about the history of women's reproductive freedom in the African-American community. This piece by Cynthia Greenlee-Dunnell is from the "Strong Families" series: "In...Show More Summary

Arkansas Becomes Frontrunner in Attacking Choice

Anti-choice politicians in Arkansas are wasting no time trying to strip away women's reproductive freedom in that state. The state legislature is working on not one, but two extreme anti-choice bills. The first bill would ban abortion care as early as 20 weeks without an adequate exception to protect a woman's health. Show More Summary

One Year Later: Sandra Fluke's Moving Testimony on Birth Control

Ali Tweedt is a member of NARAL Pro-Choice America's communications and online advocacy strategies department. This time last year, I went to Capitol Hill to watch a hearing on the no-cost birth-control policy under the Affordable Care...Show More Summary

The Story Anti-Choice Politicians Don't Want You to Hear

Extreme anti-choice politicians across the country work every day to undermine women's reproductive freedom - often employing bans based on arbitrary timelines that can sometimes make abortion illegal even before a woman knows she'sShow More Summary

Anti-Choice Politicians Respond to State of the Union Address

Did you tune in last night for pro-choice President Barack Obama's State of the Union address? The president outlined a pro-women strategy that included urging the House to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and an increase in...Show More Summary

The Dakotas Join the Anti-Choice Legislation Race

Despite the fact that seven in 10 Americans do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, politicians across the country continue to propose anti-choice legislation that chips away at women's reproductive rights. In North and South Dakota,...Show More Summary

Every Decision Has a Story: the Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Dinner

Last night, NARAL Pro-Choice America hosted our Roe v. Wade 40th anniversary dinner. This year's event was particularly special, with Nancy Keenan giving her final address and Ilyse Hogue making her first speech as president of NARAL...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice South Dakota Legislators: Women Can't Think on the Weekends?

Nick is a member of NARAL Pro-Choice America's policy department and a South Dakota native. Anti-choice politicians in South Dakota gained notoriety in 2011 by passing an extreme measure that forces a woman to submit to a state-mandated...Show More Summary

Politicians Push Early Abortion Bans

Despite voters' clear rejection of the War on Women in last year's election, anti-choice politicians continue to move extreme legislation in states across the country. Anti-choice state lawmakers have introduced extreme early abortion...Show More Summary

Nancy Keenan: Thank You and Farewell

Nancy Keenan, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, will hand off the organization to new president Ilyse Hogue at the Roe v. Wade anniversary dinner this week. My time as president has officially come to an end, and I will say the fondest of farewells to our supporters, my coworkers, and friends at our annual Roe v. Show More Summary

Banning abortion in the most heart-breaking of circumstances

Recent polling shows that Americans continue to believe that it should be a woman's decision when and whether to start a family - and that abortion needs to remain an option. When you think about a woman who chooses abortion, it's easy to assume it is due to an unintended pregnancy. Show More Summary

Ilyse Hogue on "The Rachel Maddow Show"

Ilyse Hogue just started as the new president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Last night, she talked with Rachel Maddow about her new ideas for the organization. In case you missed it, watch it here. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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