White text on a turquoise background with an illustration of a wire hanger
The National Abortion Rights Action League, now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America, is an abortion-rights advocacy group in the United States. NARAL was founded by a committee of attendants at the "First National Conference on Abortion Laws: Modification or Repeal?" held in Chicago in February, 1969. The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice America is to protect and expand reproductive freedom in the United States, both at the national and state level. The coat hanger depicted on this button has become a symbol used by abortion rights activists to represent the dangers of illegal abortion. The "coat hanger method” is an infamously harmful method of self-induced abortion that often led to hospitalization and sometimes death.