by Jacqui Patterson The Deepwater Horizon Oil Drilling Disaster of April 20, 2010 (the “BP Oil Spill”) is, as the news sometimes tells us, causing
by Betsy Hartmann It’s back to the bad old days of the population bomb. That was the title of an alarmist book by Stanford biologist
By Laurie Mazur In “The ‘New’ Population Control Craze: Retro, Racist, Wrong Way to Go” ( in this edition of On The Issues Magazine), Betsy
by Jacqui Patterson The effects of climate change threaten everyone, but they do not threaten all people equally. Women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters,
By Molly M. Ginty One progressive “line in the sand” is the conviction that all people are entitled to clean air, clean water, and healthy,
“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.