by Mary Lou Greenberg April 10, 2012 When two Barnard college students arrived to escort patients into a New York City abortion clinic one winter
by Mary Lou Greenberg I remember the first time I heard about Medical Students for Choice. I don’t remember the exact date but I remember
By Mary Lou Greenberg October 7, 2011 Karen Duda signed petitions, went to rallies and participated in traditional pro-choice activism. But, she said, “I wanted
by Mary Lou Greenberg Several older women stood on the sidewalk a few feet from the entrance to Choices Women’s Medical Center in Queens, New
by Mary Lou Greenberg and Eleanor Bader Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the country; ironically, those professionals and staff who make
“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.