by Christine Keyser The spirit of Mother Jones lives on today in the backwoods of Northern California. The North Coast’s most eloquent anti-chainsaw organizer, Earth
by Marjorie Cramer, M.D. I sat on the Amtrak train taking me from New York City to Philadelphia. Every movement of the train made my
by Patricia Golan The only time in 15 years of marriage my husband ever hit me was the first time we ran into our sealed
by Jill Benderly Q: Why is a bikini like a doughnut? A: Because they’re both new contraceptives about to come on the market. Norplant is the first
by Eleanor J. Bader Writer Suzanne Gordon is a woman with a mission. Fiery though soft-spoken, angry yet pleasant, she wants people in the human
“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.