Letters to the Editor: Stephanie Young Liederman

Letters to the Editor: Stephanie Young Liederman

So glad to see the return of On the Issues! As a little girl, I read the magazine every time I visited my grandmother’s house. Occasionally, if the stars aligned, she was in a good mood, I had behaved, AND she had finished reading it herself, then she’d let me take the current issue home to keep and reread.

On the Issues was how I learned about poets like Marge Piercy, artists like Anke Feuchtenberger and issues like FGM. It was a very eye-opening magazine for me.

I’ll be reading eagerly in the months to come. And I’ll be spreading the word — nay, proclaiming the good news! — to all my friends.

-Stephanie Young Liederman


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.