About: Personal PAC Protects Women's Health & Reproductive Rights

Fighting For Our Right To Choose In Illinois

Keeping Illinois Elected Officials Committed to Choice

Since 1989, we’ve been fierce advocates for elected officials dedicated to protecting women’s health and reproductive rights, and through electoral politics, we hold politicians accountable. We’re the only statewide political action committee dedicated solely to protecting freedom of choice. We endorse pro-choice candidates and support them with all the necessary tools needed to win on election day. To keep them accountable, we have a list of ways to connect with your state representatives or senators to make sure our voices are heard and that they continue to protect women’s reproductive health.  We’ll never stop fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose. 

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Protecting the Right to Choose Since 1989

For decades, Illinois’ abortion laws contained some of the most anti-women and outright cruel abortion restrictions. In 1989, Personal PAC was founded to reverse that tide. With the help of citizens across the state, we’ve been incredibly successful in protecting reproductive health care rights. But the fight never ends. The enemies of choice never stop, and neither will we.

Personal PAC’s history

Isn’t Illinois Pro-Choice? Why Keep Fighting?

Every year, every day, anti-choice politicians and activists work to take your choice away.

It’s true that Illinois imposes fewer barriers to women’s reproductive health care than many other states, but reproductive rights and abortion care should never be restricted. And right-wing extremists will never stop trying to erode and erase those rights.

We fight against them, but we need elected officials and activists to help us. We need you to get involved.

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An Annual Luncheon to Show Our Strength and Conviction

If there’s one thing we’re not, it is silent. At our annual luncheon, featuring pro-choice activists, celebrities, and elected officials and candidates, we show choice is a point of pride. We show that the voices of choice in Illinois are strong, united, and overwhelming.

Our events

In addition to our luncheon, we also:

  • Host house parties
  • Canvas for elections
  • Promote pro-choice education

Illinois: The Pro-Choice Safeguard of the Midwest

In 2017, more than 5,500 women came from neighboring states to seek a safe, legal abortion in Illinois. House Bill 40 became law, expanding access to abortion care by removing restrictions on Medicaid coverage. HB 40 also removed the “trigger” provision in Illinois abortion law, ensuring that abortion will remain legal in Illinois regardless of what happens to Roe v. Wade. We’ll fight to make sure Illinois stays a haven of choice no matter how radicalized our neighbors become.

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Education. Elections. Results.

Help us protect women today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

The opponents of choice never stop their assault on women’s rights. Every generation has to fight. And in every generation, Personal PAC will be there.

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