Kate Michelman

Kate Michelman is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the leading national advocate for personal privacy and the right to choose.

Recent Articles

Preserving Choice

Each year the anti-abortion movement becomes more aggressive and insidious in its campaign to undermine reproductive rights. But somehow the abortion-rights majority -- convinced that a broad base of support protects the freedoms we cherish -- dismisses the threat. This complacency is the anti-choice movement's strongest asset. William Saletan looks at this conundrum in his new book, Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War . Saletan begins by incisively recounting the most visible part of the abortion story -- what one reviewer called America's "Thirty Years' War" over the basic protections enshrined in Roe v. Wade . His thorough reporting shows how our movement cemented a clear public majority for what is an essentially conservative position: that reproductive decisions fall into a realm of personal privacy where government has no place. He revisits the success of our compelling message: "Who Decides? You or Them?" The book also examines the shrewdness of anti-choice...