OTI Newsletter – January 17, 2012

OTI Newsletter – January 17, 2012

Introducing Our Very First Blog Series

To celebrate the release of Merle Hoffman’s new book, Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom, we’ve invited an impressive list of bloggers to speak out about their own first-person stories and experiences with abortion and reproductive justice activism. Starting today, The Cafe and Fem2pt0 will be hosting this special two-day online series of numerous stories to be housed on both spaces, and updated frequently.

With Roe v. Wade’s anniversary approaching, there’s perhaps nothing more important than sharing our stories about how deeply reproductive freedom impacts our lives. We hope that you are as excited as we are to continue this very compelling conversation! Take a look at Merle’s contribution to this series and don’t forget to check back throughout today and tomorrow to read new pieces as they go up.

We want to hear from you, too. Do you have an intimate war story to share? Tweet @OnTheIssues with the hashtag #IntimateWars, comment on our Facebook page or post a piece on your own blog and send it to us!

On The Issues Magazine Writers Talk Abortion With Joy of Resistance Radio Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 18, 9-10pm: Don’t miss On The Issues Magazine writers talking about abortion during a special edition of the Joy of Resistance radio show to mark the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, “It’s 39 Years After Roe v Wade: Do You Know Where Your Rights Are?” featuring feminist thinkers/writers, historic recordings, dramatic readings and more. WBAI can be heard at 99.5 FM and streams live at www.wbai.org.

P.S. While you’re at it, check out our Winter 2012 edition: ABORTION. It’s our largest publication ever, covering the abortion debate with a critical eye and paying special attention to the truths of the issues at stake.


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.