Letters to the Editor: Sarah Murnen

Letters to the Editor: Sarah Murnen

In this time of trouble when more men than women are losing their jobs and the woman becomes sole support of the family, we need “equal pay for equal work” more than ever. Or are we forced to believe that the radicals among us are truly trying to supress the middle income families until they become members of the working poor, earning minimum wage, subservient to the wealthiest among us? Many women would prefer to stay home and raise their children, and then return to work when the children are grown. The current suppression of the middle class makes this no longer a choice. A great number of women must return to work to help support the family, and equal pay for equal work should no longer be in question.

Sarah Murnen
Kalkaska, MI
May 27, 2009


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.