OTI Newsletter – January 12, 2012

OTI Newsletter – January 12, 2012

She fought for reproductive justice on the streets, within clinics, in the news —
with brave words, in an uncompromising voice,
with a giant wire hanger raised high in the air —
and this January,
she reveals the truths from the front lines of the battle for abortion rights:

Barnes & Noble Upper East Side Presents a reading and book signing in honor of the release of Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom, a memoir by Merle Hoffman, award-winning journalist, activist, and women’s health care pioneer

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Barnes and Noble
86th and Lexington

introduced by Bill Baird, Father of the Abortion Movement and holder of three US Supreme Court cases, including Baird V Eisenstadt, which legalized birth control nationally for unmarried people

and with Jennifer Baumgardner,
award-winning filmmaker, writer, and creator of the I Had an Abortion project

For more information, visit:
Barnes & Noble Event Page and Facebook Invitation

“There is a reason that women have been having abortions, legal or not, for all of history. The act of choosing whether or not to have a child is often an act of love, and always an act of survival.” — Merle Hoffman, Intimate Wars


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.