Pro-Choice Missouri

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Pro-Choice Missouri is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Missouri. We work to protect every person’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including but not limited to preventive care, family planning, sexuality education, prenatal and postnatal health care, and accessible, legal abortion.

Pro-Choice Missouri is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee reproductive health, rights, and justice for every Missourian.

History

In 1969, the Committee for Legal Abortion in Missouri was organized with the goal of “persuading our legislators to respond to the people’s wish for a more liberal abortion law.” Years later, after the groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion nationwide, the Committee joined the National Abortion Action League and changed it’s name to the Abortion Rights Alliance. Over the following decades, our name would change several more times but our mission would not: to fight for all Missourians’ right to choose abortion. In 2021, Pro-Choice Missouri has once again stepped out on our own, and as our organization evolves, so does our mission: to create a world where everybody can decide if, when, how, and with whom to start and grow their family, and to live in healthy, thriving communities.