Vicki Saporta is president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation. Under her direction, the federation has played a critical role in promoting and preserving women’s access to safe, legal abortion care. Since taking the helm in 1995, Saporta developed a public policy program that brought abortion providers and the women they serve into the forefront of the public debate about abortion; guided NAF in setting the standard for quality abortion care in North America and led the introduction of medical abortion (RU-486) in the United States; successfully advocated to improve law enforcement response to clinic violence; and broadened NAF’s outreach and direct assistance to underserved women.
Major media outlets, federal and state legislators, national and international organizations, and the nation’s leading colleges and universities frequently call on Saporta for her expertise on public policy issues, reproductive health care, and anti-abortion violence. She was a recipient of the Judge William B. Groat Alumni Award from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the Karen Mulhauser Award from the Women’s Information Network, and the Choice USA Mentor of the Year Award.
Vicki Saporta is a WMC SheSource expert on Health and Social Justice.