Letters to the Editor: Lauren Brightwell

Letters to the Editor: Lauren Brightwell

September 4, 2009

Just now found On The Issues online!!
I was a subscriber to your print edition.


Any way to contribute, too?

Posted by: Lauren Brightwell

Dear Lauren: We’re glad you found us, too. And, there are several ways that you can contribute. We continually add fresh commentary in the Cafe (click on the coffee cup at the top of the Home page). There, we publish 600-800 word selections — essays, op-eds, articles, reviews — from writers, artists and thinkers on the topic of each edition. For example, the topic now is “Our Genders, Our Rights.” If you have an idea for the Cafe, email [email protected]. Second, make sure that you enter your email address in the box above “Sign Me Up” on the left column of the Home page. Then you’ll get periodic updates and announcements of our upcoming topics, and can contact us with suggestions early in the process. Finally, you can contribute by helping us to spread the word. We don’t have a list of e-mail addresses of print subscribers like you. We have to rely upon word-of-mouth, so let your friends and colleagues know about OnTheIssuesMagazine.com and post our articles on your blogs, e-lists and social networking sites. Sharing your enthusiasm for feminist and progressive commentary is the best contribution of all! The Editors.


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.