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 NARAL Pro-Choice America -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NARAL is often used as a short form of the name; the group was founded as the National Abortion Rights Action League and first changed to the National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League, then dropped the long form entirely.
NARAL uses numerous tactics to (A group of people who try actively to influence legislation) lobby for increased reproductive freedom, both in the U.S. and overseas.
NARAL's longtime leader was Kate Michelman; however, she announced her (Withdrawal from your position or occupation) retirement in 2004 as well.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/naral_pro-choice_america5.htm   (196 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NARAL Pro-Choice America (pronounced "Nay-ral") is a United States group that favors reproductive rights, including the right to legal abortion, and engages in political action to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice America uses numerous tactics to lobby for increased abortion rights, both in the U.S. and overseas.
NARAL's longtime leader was Kate Michelman; however, she announced her retirement in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Abortion_Reproductive_Rights_Action_League   (443 words)

This was the anti-Catholicism of Lawrence Lader and an infant NARAL.
NARAL’s Lader was shocked at what he saw at a pro-life march in New York City in April, 1972: "We stood and watched the bands, the Knights of Columbus, the Right to Life and parochial school contingents pour down the avenue – 10,000 the newspaper reported.
NARAL pulled out all the stops in the New York campaign, constantly focusing on the Catholic nature of the issue and the Catholic make-up of its opponents.
www.catholicleague.org /research/naral.htm   (10190 words)

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NARAL's longstanding opposition to this piece of legislation—which would allow criminal charges to be brought on behalf of unborn children who are injured or killed during a crime—has been conducted with characteristic dishonesty.
NARAL is a member of the so-called "Shadow Democratic Party," or "Shadow Party," which is a nationwide network of non-profit activist groups whose agendas are ideologically to the left, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats.
Especially troubling to NARAL was the possibility that the Supreme Court might overturn the 1973 decision to legalize abortion, leaving it to states rather than the federal government to adjudicate the legality of the procedure.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupprofile.asp?grpid=6929   (1250 words)

 Encyclopedia: NARAL Pro-Choice America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for.
Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government.
Factcheck.org NARAL Falsely Accuses Supreme Court Nominee Roberts.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/NARAL-Pro_Choice-America   (1010 words)

 NARAL - SourceWatch
NARAL (http://www.naral.org/about/index.html) Pro-Choice America, Inc. was formerly known as The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League.
NARAL is "a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, [which] works through the political and legislative systems to advocate for comprehensive reproductive health policies and to secure reproductive choice for all Americans.
NARAL's goal "is to help find workable answers that will ultimately reduce the need for abortions." NARAL believes that "Ignoring shortcomings in access to contraception, reproductive health care, and sex education while ripping away a woman's right to choose will only result in more unintended pregnancies and more abortions.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=NARAL   (403 words)

 Choice Words: NARAL expunges abortion from its title
NARAL president Kate Michelman took the don't-call-us-pro-abortion mantra too far in 1994, when she said, "We think abortion is a bad thing.
NARAL is now trying to avoid recurrences of that embarrassment by removing the word "abortion" from its lexicon altogether.
Leading Democrat politicians usually speak at the NARAL banquet, but on this occasion, both presidential candidates Al Gore and Bill Bradley were at the Iowa caucuses, so their wives appeared in their stead.
shinbone.home.att.net /abort.4.htm   (1707 words)

 Ezra Klein: NARAL'S Request
NARAL's exhortations to tell bloggers that choice is a real issue that affects women's lives is somewhat invalidated by the fact that bloggers seem to have a better understanding of what the political landscape affecting choice looks like.
Until NARAL (and the rest of the single-issue groups) understand that building a movement is more beneficial to their causes than singular devotion to their pet causes, I can't take them seriously.
But for NARAL to endorse Chafee after they already got what they wanted is like being in a game of chicken where the other guy blinks early, and you decide to step on the gas and swerve to ram him head-on anyway.
ezraklein.typepad.com /blog/2005/08/narals_request.html   (5772 words)

 Left in the West » Blog Archive » Long-Term, Short-Term, and Political Interest
NARAL had previously announced that Chafee would be speaking at their convention.
NARAL is, in the short run and the long run, working to protect reproductive rights.
Another point is, if NARAL feels that they must credibly threaten to throw a Senate seat to the Republicans, they really couldn’t pick a better race than this one.
leftinthewest.com /?p=1069   (772 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice Montana: About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana is a grassroots group of mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers who work together to preserve and expand safe reproductive health care in Montana.
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation (formerly Montanans for Choice) works to increase the number of informed decisions made about reproductive health in Montana.
Montana NARAL Choice PAC is a grassroots political action committee that helps guide NARAL Pro-Choice Montana in crafting its electoral strategy to elect pro-choice candidates in statewide, state legislative, municipal and school board elections in Montana.
www.mtchoice.com /aboutus.html   (410 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado: About Us
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is the political action arm of the pro-choice movement in Colorado.
The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is 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 health choices, including preventing unintended pregnancies, bearing healthy children and choosing legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), is the tax-exempt entity that supports educational programs that promote reproductive choices.
www.conaral.org /s03aboutus   (253 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: Fact Sheets
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota was founded in 1966 when Carolyn Qualle, a student, gathered a group of activists and neighbors to discuss ideas for legalizing abortion.
In 1999, Minnesota NARAL honored its former president, Betty Benjamin, by establishing a permanent endowment in her name to guarantee the organization’s viability for generations to come.
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota continues to dedicate itself to securing the broad range of reproductive rights as it has from its beginning in 1966.
www.prochoiceminnesota.org /s06factsheets/200311105.shtml   (918 words)

 Bearing Right, Again - The abortion rights movement embraces "responsibility." By William Saletan
This is what NARAL loved about its 1989 message, "Who decides—you or them?" Women and liberals took it as an affirmation of women's right to control their bodies.
But NARAL doesn't control whether freedom gets decoupled from responsibility any more than it controlled the interpretation of "you or them." NARAL's control goes out the window the minute the National Right to Life Committee drafts a "Responsibility Act" full of counseling requirements, waiting periods, parental consent rules, and rape exceptions.
It drives me crazy that the pro-choice lobby has taken so long to espouse a responsibility position, because it allows pro-life groups to spout denouncements of women who have casual sex and then flippantly use abortion as their primary means of birth control.
www.slate.com /id/2120554   (2130 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice California: About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NARAL Pro-Choice California works on both the state and national levels to protect and defend a woman's right to choose.
Nicole was formerly the Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer for NARAL Pro-Choice Pennsylvania, where she was a key player on the Western Pennsylvania March for Women's Lives Coalition, helping to mobilize 60,000 pro-choice Pennsylvanians to march on Washington in April 2004.
She also manages NARAL Pro-Choice California’s state PAC and will be working to expand the already large number of pro-choice legislators in the state senate and assembly.
www.prochoicecalifornia.org /s06aboutus   (972 words)

 Kid's Play: NARAL's Incredible Spin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a NARAL world, where abortion is commonplace, there would be a lot fewer kids playing Red Rover and a lot more playing solitaire.
Any parent willing to use her child in a NARAL commercial can't think abortion is all bad — and in fact, might consider it an option for herself.
NARAL neither respects children in the womb, or children who made it out alive.
www.catholicexchange.com /vm/index.asp?vm_id=2&art_id=15636   (635 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, formerly Mass NARAL, is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America and is the political grassroots arm of the pro-choice movement in Massachusetts.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts mobilizes and trains hundreds of supporters across the state to get involved in the political process--from contacting legislators to working in campaigns to increase to number of pro-choice legislators representing us.
NARAL Pro-choice Massachusetts is strong and effective because of the commitment of our members and volunteers.
www.prochoicemass.org /p05faqs.shtml   (396 words)

 Responding to NARAL's Attacks
NARAL has produced a booklet entitled "Unmasking Fake Clinics" which lays out its game plan to slander, disrupt, and close down the life affirming work of pregnancy help centers.
The NARAL publication begins by airing tired old accusations that pregnancy centers are fraudulent, misleading, and bogus clinics.
NARAL states: "This information will enable you to identify specific goals for your campaign, such as enacting legislation that requires entities receiving government funds to provide information that is medically and factually accurate or convincing donor agencies not to fund deceptive CPCs."
www.atcmag.com /v3n1/article4.asp   (1038 words)

 NARAL Falsely Accuses Supreme Court Nominee Roberts - FactCheck.org
NARAL said it plans to buy half a million dollars worth of airtime in coming weeks on national cable networks, as well as on networks in Maine and Rhode Island.
NARAL would have every right to say that Roberts argued for a legal result with which they disagreed.
NARAL had been circulating the rebuttal widely to reporters and by email to many of our readers even before they sent it to us, and we received a number of requests for our response.
www.factcheck.org /article340.html   (1687 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Changing NARAL's
blood-stained name
If NARAL is trying to sell an extremist viewpoint through aggressive marketing and clever slogans, that would be, like changing its name, nothing new.
Besides having served as chairman of the executive committee of NARAL as well as its medical committee, Nathanson was one of the principal architects and strategists of the abortion movement in the United States.
Thus did Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL and once a top strategist of the pro-abortion movement, come to be staunchly committed to the cause of ending legalized abortion in America.
www.wnd.com /news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30353   (2522 words)

 As Critics Mount NARAL Claims False Ad is Accurate :: News :: ProLifeBlogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NARAL Pro-Choice America spent $500,000 on a television ad that even supporters say misrepresents the position of Supreme Court Nominee Judge John Roberts.
NARAL has been circulating a rebuttal widely to reporters and by email to many of our readers even before they sent it to us, and we received a number of requests for our response.
NARAL Pro-Choice America spent $500,000 of donor contributions on a television commercial that even supporters say misrepresents the position of Supreme Court Nominee Judge John Roberts.
www.prolifeblogs.com /articles/archives/2005/08/as_critics_moun.php   (1600 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Changing NARAL's blood-stained name
Just over half, about 56 percent, believe it should be legal in certain cases, such as rape or to save the life of the mother, and another 17 percent say it should be illegal in all cases – meaning that 3 out of 4 Americans favor severe restrictions on abortion.
NARAL's original abortion-rights slogans from the early '70s – they remain virtual articles of faith for today's "pro-choice" movement – were "Freedom of choice" and "Women must have control over their own bodies."
Bernard Nathanson – co-founder of NARAL, abortionist, architect of the pro-abortion movement, and later, the courageous pilgrim who took a painful journey of discovery and truth – speaks the truth exquisitely, hauntingly: Abortion in America is beyond rational comprehension.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30353   (2527 words)

 Sirotablog: What Playing Hardball Really Means
In his response to my last post about the NARAL controversy, Oliver Willis shows himself to be so completely divorced from reality inside the Washington, D.C. bubble that when I read his post I literally burst out laughing and crying at the same time.
Whether you agree with their pro-choice agenda or not, NARAL made a hardball move designed to go beyond just helping this one Republican in Rhode Island - they threw a high and tight fastball at the national Democratic Party on their issue.
Until progressives are willing to play hardball (sometimes in the way NARAL did on this specific issue), we all better get used to being in the minority for the next few decades.
www.davidsirota.com /2005/05/what-playing-hardball-really-means.html   (953 words)

 NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
In choosing Alito, President Bush gave into the demands of his far-right base and is attempting to replace the moderate O’Connor with someone who would move the court in a direction that threatens fundamental freedoms, including a woman’s right to choose as guaranteed by Roe v.
Alito concurred with the majority’s opinion in Casey that concluded that “time delay, higher cost, reduced availability, and forcing the woman to receive information she has not sought,” although admittedly “potential burdens,” could not “be characterized as an undue burden.” This opinion practically ensures that he would never find any burden to be undue.
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina believes that we should promote a culture of freedom and personal responsibility by focusing on preventing unintended pregnancies and reducing the need for abortion through increasing access to family planning services, access to affordable birth control and by providing comprehensive age appropriate sex education.
www.naralnc.org   (777 words)

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 Majikthise : NARAL coda
NARAL probably would want to endorse pro-choice republicans to demonstrate their political independence.
NARAL should stand for abortion rights, not as an extension of the democratic party.
NARAL was originally an acronym for the National Alliance to Repeal Abortion Laws.
majikthise.typepad.com /majikthise_/2005/05/naral_coda.html   (711 words)

 NARAL President to Step Down Next April; Pro-Lifers Point to Successes -- 09/23/2003
The mother of three children and grandmother of five said she plans to step down after NARAL's April 25 march in Washington to support "abortion rights," an event she hopes will mobilize voters for the presidential election.
NARAL will soon launch a nationwide search for a successor to Michelman, who will remain with the organization as its president emeritus.
Wade remains the law of the land, many pro-lifers believe Michelman's tenure was marked by a public opinion shift toward the pro-life position, thanks to much publicity on the partial birth abortion procedure and a decline in the number of abortion providers.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewCulture.asp?Page=\Culture\archive\200309\CUL20030923c.html   (703 words)

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