WASHINGTON: A veteran proponent of reproductive rights returns to Washington this week as the new director of communications for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL).Jody Frisch has spent the past decade in California as VP of Craig Anderson Productions, a Culver City, CA-based company responsible for such TV movies as Songs in Ordinary Time and last year's live production of On Golden Pond. Before moving to the West Coast, Frisch was in charge of public relations and legislative affairs at Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.
It was through that job that she first met NARAL president Kate Michelman, with whom she kept in touch during her time in California. "I let her know that I was interested in coming back to Washington, and it just so happened that during the course of us trying to figure out how I could come back, the job opened up."
Vacating the post is William Lutz, who's been with NARAL for four-and-a-half years. He'll be heading to Crounse Malchow Schlackman, a political direct-mail firm.
Now more than 30 years old, NARAL describes itself as "the political arm of the pro-choice movement.
Its mission is to protect a woman's right to choose, as well as to promote legislation that helps improve women's health.