“I chose the Women’s Law Project for this fund because their work is both on the ground and at the forefront of women’s rights. For more than 40 years, they have fought regressive abortion laws in Pennsylvania, twice in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. They provide expert legal counsel and guidance to abortion care providers and patients. They also work on a full range of issues affecting women’s legal, health and economic status, crafting legal strategies that eradicate systemic discrimination and advance the legal status of women and girls in the United States.”
– Kate Michelman
As former president of NARAL Pro-Choice and an influential leader in the reproductive rights movement, Kate Michelman transformed the political debate around abortion in the United States, positioning a woman’s right to choose as a fundamental American liberty. In 2008, Kate founded the Annual Fund to support the Women’s Law Project in her home state of Pennsylvania. Over the years, Kate has shared the personal story that motivated her work. In 1969, Michelman found herself unexpectedly alone, pregnant, and desperate: She needed to have an abortion. Her experience obtaining one in the era before Roe v. Wade has informed a lifetime of devotion to ensuring equal access to safe and affordable abortion for all.
Your donation to the Kate Michelman Annual Fund will be used to support the ongoing work of protecting the reproductive freedom of women in Pennsylvania and beyond, and enable us to meet the legal challenges that lie ahead.