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Catherine Roraback Awards are the highest honor given by NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut to those who have made a significant contribution to reproductive freedom here in our state, or to those who have made a significant national or international contribution and reside in the state of Connecticut. They have been presented for legislative leadership; community service, activism, and commitment to the delivery of reproductive health services; and to those who volunteer to support the work of the pro-choice movement.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut is proud to have honored the following with the Catherine Roraback Award over the years:

  • Gina Barreca (2017)
  • Clarice Begemann
  • Janet Benshoof
  • David Bingham
  • Nan Birdwhistell
  • Lynn Blackwell
  • Judy Blei
  • Woody Bliss
  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Sally Bolster
  • Naomi Cohen
  • Connecticut Coalition for Choice
  • Rosa DeLauro
  • Doreen DelBianco
  • Chris Donovan
  • Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (2017)
  • Carolyn Gabel-Brett
  • Leslie Gabel-Brett
  • Betty Gallo
  • Mary Gatter
  • Shelley Geballe
  • Joe Grabarz
  • Linda Greenhouse (2016)
  • Kim Harrison
  • The staff and physicians of Hartford GYN Center (2017)
  • Deb Heinrich
  • Patricia Hendrickson
  • Hispanic Health Council
  • Cathy Holahan
  • Nancy A. Humphreys
  • Jennifer Jaff
  • George Jepsen
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Barbara Kennelly
  • Fran Kleinman
  • Carol Lacoss
  • Maria LaSala
  • Matt Lesser (2015)
  • Cathy Malloy
  • Tracey McDougall
  • Deborah McKenna
  • Denise Merrill
  • Doug Mintz
  • Kate Mitcheom
  • Bill Nickerson
  • Dr. Gary Nobert
  • Michelle Noehren
  • Planned Parenthood of Connecticut
  • Logan Place
  • Katha Pollitt (2018)
  • Ruth Pulda
  • Gretchen Raffa
  • Brenna Regan
  • Jean Rexford
  • Catherine Roraback
  • Patricia Russo
  • Dr. Matthew Saidel
  • Marylin Savin
  • Ellen Scalettar
  • Camelle Scott-Mujahid (2018)
  • Audry Scotti
  • Reva Siegel (2016)
  • Judy Singer
  • Anne Stanback
  • Martha Stone
  • Dawn and Robert Tendler
  • Laurel Tiesinga
  • Carolyn Treiss (2015)
  • Chelsea Turner
  • Claudia and Lowell P. Weicker
  • Wesleyan Clinic Escorts
  • Lenny Winkler
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Nancy Wyman
  • Susan Yolen
  • Teresa Younger
  • Barry Zitser

Beginning in 2018, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut also recognizes a single legislator of the year for their efforts in the preceding year.

Awardees are:

2018: State Representative Robyn Porter