Who We Are
Pro-Choice Washington, formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, is the leading grassroots advocacy organization for reproductive freedom in Washington state. We believe every person deserves equitable access to affordable, unbiased, quality reproductive and abortion healthcare within their community.
Our organization is powered by the voices of more than 25,000 members across the state who are speaking up for reproductive rights through advocacy, community engagement, and education.
Pro-Choice Washington’s advocacy work, as a 501(c)4 non-profit, is complemented by the Pro-Choice Washington Foundation and the Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee.
The Pro-Choice Washington Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and the research and education arm of our movement, focusing on grassroots capacity building, community and lawmaker issue education, policy change, and leadership development.
The Pro-Choice Washington Political Action Committee (PAC) helps elect reproductive rights and justice champions at all levels of state and local government. It directs financial and in-kind contributions to candidates endorsed by Pro-Choice Washington and who are aligned with our values and our communities’ needs.
Once candidates are elected, Pro-Choice Washington and the Pro-Choice Washington Foundation work with these state and municipal leaders to pass policies that expand equitable access to reproductive freedom for all people.
Pro-Choice Washington has been active in the state since 1976 and is responsible for pivotal progress such as helping pass the Freedom of Choice Act in 1991, which codified Roe v. Wade into state law.
More recently, Pro-Choice Washington has helped pass 11 critical bills to advance reproductive freedom. Since 2017, these bills have made it easier for people, women, and families to procure birth control and emergency contraception, strengthened parental leave policies, ensured comprehensive sexuality education no matter a student’s zip code, and made it illegal to deny life-saving care to pregnant patients experiencing miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.
We have also secured a reproductive freedom and justice majority in the Washington State Legislature. In 2017, we flipped party control of the State Senate for the first time in five years. In 2018, we flipped a critical Senate seat, ousting a long-time conservative lawmaker, and in 2020, we helped elect 11 new progressive candidates.