Who We Are

Mission

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.

Staff

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MARICELI ALEGRIA
Clinic Support Manager
and Office Manager

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AALIYAH BAILEY
Director of Communications

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ALEX COOK
Director of Organizing and Campaigns

 

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DR. LOVE HOLT
Reproductive Freedom Organizer

LARISA KLEBE
Director of Development

 

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KENNEDY MOORE, MPPA
Reproductive Freedom Organizer

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MAGGIE OLIVIA
Policy Manager

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MALLORY SCHWARZ
Executive Director

 

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BRIAN WINGBERMUEHLE
Political Advocate Associate

 

board

PRO-CHOICE MISSOURI board of directors

Lauren Nacke, President
Scott Intagliata, Treasurer
Christine Shore-Fitzgerald, PAC President
Hon. Lori Lamprich, PAC Treasurer
Anne Adderton
Lexi Amos
Karissa Anderson
Robin Blatt 
Ashli Bolden 
Hon. Lisa Clancy 
Hon. Miranda Avant Elliott 
Sydni Jackson 
Sheri McCann
Taylor Paquette 
Sarah Smith 
Hon. Cora Faith Walker 
Hon. Kristen Weber

PRO-CHOICE MISSOURI Foundation board of directors

Hon. Jane Bogetto, President
Vanessa Carroll, Treasurer
Eleanor Safe, Secretary
Sharell Collins 
Kathy Ellis 
Jessica Estes 
Allison Klinghammer 
Jason Lane
Denise Lieberman   
Teona McGhaw Boure
Maureen McGrath 
Pamela Merritt 
Kevin Seltzer 
David Wraith

Pro-Choice Missouri Foundation

Pro-Choice Missouri Foundation is the research and education arm of our movement. The Foundation does not do direct political work, but its work in the areas of consumer research, public policy, public education, and leadership development complement the advocacy work done by Pro-Choice Missouri.

Pro-Choice Missouri PAC

Pro-Choice Missouri PAC helps elect pro-choice champions into state and local offices by providing financial and in-kind campaign contributions to candidate who have been endorsed by Pro-Choice Missouri.