OTI: How did Andrea Dworkin become Andrea Dworkin? AD: I come from a family with strong political principles and deep human rights convictions, so I
by Congresswoman Pat Schroeder “They get about as much sympathy as an 83-pound woman who is trying to gain weight. We live in an ignorant world
by Merle Hoffman MH: How did you achieve your level of political consciousness and activism? PK: One of my mottos is that “The personal is the political,
by Vinie Burrows It is not an exaggeration to say that there can be no successful liberation struggle without the contribution of women and there
by Roberta Kalechofsky ‘The body has a sense of honor as well as the soul.” – Thomas Mann Metaphors about nature are mirrors which reflect
“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.