Kudos & Awards – November 2010

Kudos & Awards – November 2010

The Front Page Award for Opinion Writing was given to Merle Hoffman, publisher and editor-in-chief of On The Issues Magazine, for her essay, Selecting the Same Sex. The essay about the complex issues of sex selection and abortion appeared in the Summer 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine. Hoffman’s essay did “a brilliant job with a controversial subject,” said syndicated columnist Lenore Skenazy, who presented the Opinion Writing Award to her at a dinner and ceremony in New York on November 4, 2010. The Newswomen’s Club of New York sponsors the Front Page Awards.

On the Issues is absolutely incredible. I could spend my entire day reading it. Thank you!

Carolyn Gage

A tip of the Afro to the people at On The Issues Magazine The Progressive Women’s Magazine for their current issue Race, Feminism, Our Future.

A bitch has been working my way through it and…well, it’s a must read. Not because you’ll agree with everything, but because even the shit you’ll disagree with will inspire the kind of conversations we need to be having right now.
The had me hooked … just go read the issue from start to finish and discuss!

Shark-Fu, Angry Black Bitch (Practicing the Fine Art of Bitchitude)


Merle Hoffman's Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

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“Merle Hoffman has always known that in a democracy, we each have decision-making power over the fate of our own bodies. She is a national hero for us all.” —Gloria Steinem

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade and a country divided, Merle Hoffman, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare, offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion calling it “the front line and the bottom line of women’s freedom and liberty.” 

Merle Hoffman has been at the forefront of the reproductive freedom movement since the 1970s. Three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion through Roe v. Wade, she helped to establish one of the United States’ first abortion centers in Flushing, Queens, and later went on to found Choices, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive women’s medical facilities. For the last five decades, Hoffman has been a steadfast warrior and fierce advocate for every woman’s right to choose when and whether or not to be a mother.