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Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is the political arm of the pro-choice movement. We believe in a culture of freedom and personal responsibility, and are Wisconsin's leading organization dedicated exclusively to political advocacy for reproductive freedom.

Now more than ever, we need your support to ensure the full range of reproductive health care for all Wisconsin women.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Mission Statement

To develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. Contributions to NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization, are not tax-deductible.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation Mission Statement

To support and protect, as a fundamental right and value, a woman’s freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices through education, training, organizing, legal action, and public policy. Contributions to NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable & educational organization, are tax-deductible.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Diversity Policy

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is committed to combating institutional racism and discrimination. Fulfilling our commitment to use the political process to guarantee reproductive rights and privacy for every woman, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin will recruit and include a diverse group of individuals with respect to race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, degree of physical ability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, political affiliation, economic means, and educational status. We recognize that we are accountable to our diverse constituencies; therefore, we will promote the input and participation of all groups so that many voices will be heard over time.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin History

In 1982, seven pro-choice activists in Milwaukee concerned about Wisconsin's restrictive abortion laws, formed a new grassroots political organization that would solely work to protect every woman's right to choose safe and legal abortion. The Wisconsin Pro-Choice Conference was established to educate and activate Wisconsinites about abortion rights. It was a leader in the Milwaukee Clinic Protection Coalition, recruiting, organizing and training about 5,000 volunteers for clinic protection and peaceful counter-protests during the peak of the anti-choice movement's violent period. In the late 1980s, the Conference affiliated with NARAL, expanding its efforts to secure reproductive rights using the political process to advocate for change. NARAL Wisconsin shifted from being a Milwaukee-centered group to a statewide organization. Today, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is a key grassroots reproductive rights organization in Wisconsin, with many organizing, political and educational successes to our credit. While our programs, stature, and political influence have grown tremendously, our mission and values remain the same. We operate on a small budget and are proud to be a membership and volunteer-driven organization, focused on local grassroots organizing for reproductive justice, and in particular on empowering traditionally marginalized communities. We work creatively, collaboratively, and efficiently to activate and train new leaders in the reproductive rights movement.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundations thanks Community Shares for its contribution to its funding.

 
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