2008 Fall

Reading The Times

by Merle Hoffman It was interesting to open the Sunday New York Times and see that Nicholas Kristof had discovered the differing meaning of terrorism

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Filming to Shatter the Stigma

by Jennifer Baumgardner I was finishing a writing and film project breaking through the contemporary silences about abortion experiences when a photographer acquaintance said, “You

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What Is Terror To Women?

by Susan Faludi Back in 1986, when the media was busy scaring unwed career women with tales of a looming “man shortage,” Newsweek famously declared that a

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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, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion—“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.