NARAL Pro-Choice Massachussets
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (pronounced "NAY-ral") is a pro-choice organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots 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 safe, legal, accessible abortion.
The organization was founded as the Massachusetts Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (MORAL) in 1972, one year before Roe v. Wade. It has gone through various name changes since then, including Mass Choice, Mass NARAL, and currently NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is a state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
 Legislative involvement
In 2007, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts worked successfully to pass the Buffer Zone Law, which would create the nation’s strongest state law establishing fixed zones that protesters cannot enter around reproductive health clinics.
In 2010, NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts endorsed Martha Coakley in the special election for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat. NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts highlighted Scott Brown's mixed record on reproductive rights during the election.
In 2002, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts endorsed Democrat Shannon O'Brien over Republican Mitt Romney. Nonetheless, Romney portrayed himself as pro-choice in that campaign and during the endorsement process. His pro-choice responses to questions on the NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts questionnaire and during the endorsement interview were featured in the national news during the 2008 Presidential campaign.
- ↑ Zezima, Katie. (November 9, 2007). "Massachusetts Acting to Extend Abortion Buffer." The New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2007.
- ↑ Matt Viser, "Abortion takes stage in Senate race," The Boston Globe, January 13, 2010.
- ↑ Wangsness, Lisa, & Simpson, April. (October 12, 2006). "3 women's groups to endorse Patrick." The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 12, 2007.
- ↑ Rubin, Jennifer. (February 5, 2007). "Mitt Romney's Conversion." The Weekly Standard, 12 (20). Retrieved November 12, 2007.