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Kate MICHELMAN

executive director of the national abortion rights action league (naral)

Kate MICHELMAN, American Executive Director of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). One of One Hundred most Powerful Women in Washington, Washingtonian Magazine.

Career

Executive Director, NARAL, 1985. Led successful fight to block Robert Bork’s appointment to United States Supreme Court, 1987. Professional career: prior to appointment at NARAL she distinguished herself in developmental child psychology and reproductive health.

Developed and implemented a multi-disciplinary diagnostic therapeutic treatment programme for developmentally disabled pre-school children and their families, 1978. Director, Planned Parenthood, Harrisburg, Penn., 1980-1985.

Activist, lobbyist and fundraiser.