Letter to the Editor (March): Edna Adan Ismail

Letter to the Editor (March): Edna Adan Ismail

I send you greetings from Somaliland where we will also be celebrating the 7th anniversary of the opening of our hospital on the 9th of March.

During the seven years that we have been working, we have delivered nearly 9000 women and treated an additional 7500 other sick patients — proof that you can serve humanity even under the hard situations that we ofetn have to work through.

-Edna Adan Ismail
Founder, Maternity Hospital of Somaliland
March 7, 2009

See: The Terror of Motherhood in Somaliland and Women’s Rights to Safe Care by Edna Adan Ismail in the Fall 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.


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.