OTI Newsletter – June 16, 2012

OTI Newsletter – June 16, 2012

As spring turns into summer, a lot is happening here at On The Issues!
Merle Hoffman in Guardian UK: ‘This is about every woman, it affects all of us’
Did you see this recent profile of our founder and publisher, by Guardian staff writer Carlene Thomas Bailey? On the Issues is mentioned as Bailey describes Hoffman’s historic leadership over 40 years, as well as Hoffman’s memoir Intimate Wars.
If you haven’t had a chance to see Hoffman read from and discuss Intimate Wars, here are two possibilities in the New York metropolitan area:
June 30th, Book Hampton in East Hampton: 41 Main Street, East Hampton
July 11, Mid-Manhattan Library New York Public Library: , 455 Fifth Avenue, 6:30-8:00.
Meanwhile, things have certainly been moving here at On the Issues. The times, they are a-changing yet again.
In Step with Sporting Women, in the Olympics and Beyond
On June 23, Title IX’s 40th anniversary will mark a milestone in women’s access to competitive sports, just as hundreds of female athletes arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. During the games in July, we’ll be highlighting stories from our spring issue Level the Playing Field: Girls, Women and Sports, including Jane Schonburger’s sharp take on how the Olympics still disrespects female athletes and Marie Hardin’s call for more women sportswriters.
Throughout, we’ll keep providing new sports-related content on our fabulous Cafe.
If you stop by the Cafe right now, you’ll find treats from Peggy Miller Franck’s delightful history tour with 1920s pioneer Eleanora Sears; Avery Faucette on parity for intersex, trans and disabled athletes; Gwen Deely’s memoir on competitive swimming, and much more.

Introducing Our Newest Feature: OTI on Hot Topics in the News

Looking for our signature blend of reporting and feminist analysis on the events of the day? Check out our new Hot Topics section, which offers hot-off-the-virtual-presses takes on events we’re tracking — from the Vatican’s attempted crackdown on American nuns to progress in the struggle for reproductive health for military women. Check back often for updates.
In the next few weeks, also be prepared for more changes, and for some previews of our Fall pre/post-election issue. Let us know what you would like to see there, or elsewhere in On the Issues. Thanks as always for your interest, and you for all you do every day.


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.