Letter to the Editor: Edna Adan Ismail

Letter to the Editor: Edna Adan Ismail

Please accept our deep and sincere condolences on the loss of Dr. Tiller.

You may wish to know that we have just registered the first and only national Family Planning Association in Somaliland and am sharing with you our website which is still under development : www.SOFPA.org

It took me two years to get it past the government formalities and had a lot of explanations to do. I used all my clout and connections to get it registered and approved.

Now that we exist, we have no funds to get set up and start activities. At present, I have given them space in our hospital and let them use our hospital equipment. We would also welcome technical support for conducting training for our staff.

With best regards,

Edna Adan Ismail


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, 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.