Press Release California
NARAL Pro-Choice America is Now Reproductive Freedom for All
54 Years After Founding, Nation’s Oldest Membership-Based Abortion Rights Group Charts New Path Forward
Washington, DC — Today, after over 54 years of leadership in the fight for abortion rights and access, NARAL Pro-Choice America is charting a new path forward as Reproductive Freedom for All. As we embark upon our next chapter, our new name puts our mission, our values—and the values of the majority of Americans—front and center: We’re fighting for reproductive freedom for everybody. Honoring the legacy we’ve built together at NARAL, our organization and its 4 million members are seizing on this pivotal moment in our movement’s history.
Reproductive Freedom for All President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:
“The fight for abortion rights and access is at a critical moment. With the coalition of Americans who support reproductive freedom growing by the day, our leadership identified a clearer and more inclusive path forward to mobilize this new and expanded base of support. Our more than 4 million members are fired up, and in order to win back our constitutional right, we need more of the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion to join this fight. Across the country, communities have risen up against the anti-abortion extremism the GOP is hawking. In election after election, voters decisively deliver victories for reproductive freedom—marking a grassroots energy that has and will continue to change the political landscape for decades to come. There is a long road ahead of us, and there is no time to waste. Reproductive Freedom for All is a demand, a call to action, and a vision of the future we’re fighting for. Together, we’re going to make that vision come true.”
This change comes after a vote from our organization’s membership and after years of NARAL research and discussions with people in communities across the country found that people think of abortion rights and access as a matter of freedom. Our research has shown that reproductive freedom is a core value for people across the country—across religion, race, and age. With this change, our organization boldly forges ahead toward a future where reproductive freedom is a reality for everybody.
Over the course of our organization’s history, we have built and led powerful national and statewide efforts to flip legislatures and chambers, block abortion bans and restrictions, and expand abortion rights and access across the country. We have pioneered and deployed ground-breaking messaging on reproductive freedom, launched a first-of-its-kind opposition research program, helped lead a coalition in opposition to the confirmation of extremist Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and so much more.
For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.