by Katherine Eban Finkelstein Under George Bush, the halls and rooms of the White House were closed to us. We were always in a defensive
by Merle Hoffman The Congressman arrived flushed with triumph. He had just been part of the victorious vote on the law to ban assault rifles.
by Heather Rhoads Arch-conservative Phyllis Schlafly and long-time ERA proponent Ellie Smeal came head-to-head in Iowa last year, where “shocking” commercials of gay men embracing
by Susan Bristol-Howard Sixteen years ago Ellen Moore traveled to California to visit friends and recover from a painful divorce. The morning after she arrived,
The first time I heard it was in Detroit in 1982. The words shot out at me like bullets, creating an immediate mental image that
“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.