NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota aims 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. NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
What We Do
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota was founded in 1966, before abortion was legalized in the United States. For more than fifty years, we have been fighting for women’s reproductive rights in Minnesota. Although our goals and tactics have changed throughout the years with the political climate, our fundamental ideals have remained the same: that reproductive choice is a constitutional right essential to women’s lives, and that abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible.
During legislative session, we’re at the Capitol fighting for choice at every level, whether it’s helping to draft proactive legislation, testifying in committee, or lobbying individual legislators.
Our field and phone canvasses are active year-round, talking to members and organizing Minnesota’s pro-choice constituency.
During the school year, our campus reps at colleges and universities statewide are organizing and educating other young people and learning the skills they’ll need as the next generation of pro-choice activists.
But really at our core, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is our membership – we are the tens of thousands of Minnesotans across the state dedicated to women’s reproductive freedom.
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation
The NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation protects reproductive freedom through education, training, advocacy, and organizing.
Our Volunteer Clinic Escort Program trains activists to safely escort people seeking abortion care into abortion clinics. Clinic escorts are a friendly face and a barrier between patients and protesters, and they help women access reproductive health care free from harassment, intimidation, and shame.
The Campus Organizing program trains the next generation of pro-choice leaders. We’re currently present at seven campuses across the state, educating and activating students on campus. Whether we’re fighting for abortion rights and contraceptive access or exposing fake women’s health centers, our student organizers are at the forefront of the fight for reproductive freedom.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization.