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For more than 30 years, Merle Hoffman has revolutionized women's health care and women's lives. She founded one of the nation's first abortion clinics in 1971, making Choices Women's Medical Center one of the largest feminist health facilities in the nation, adding Choices Mental Health Center in 1995. Hoffman founded "On the Issues" magazine, a radical feminist quarterly. She is an internationally recognized leader in the struggle for social justice and women's rights.
Founded in 1971 by a leader in women’s rights, CHOICES is dedicated to providing women with all the medical options available before, during and after pregnancy. CHOICES Women's Medical Center is a women owned, women operated, New York State licensed facility, located minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
Though no longer operating, Choices Mental Health Center's website provides important information that we will maintain online.
NOW-New York State (NOW-NYS) is the statewide Chapter of NOW in New York State. It is the largest women's political action organization in New York, representing over 40,000 women and men in 24 chapters. We are dedicated to fighting for women's equality and to improving the status of women in New York.
RH Reality Check is an online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
On The Issues would like to acknowledge and thank the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University Libraries for their support.
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in Duke's Special Collection Library acquires, preserves and makes available to a large population of researchers published and unpublished materials that reflect the public and private lives of women, past and present.
The Feminist Peace Network provides in-depth analysis of the impact of violence on women's lives and highlights the many ways women are working to end the many forms of violence and promote a sustainable peace.
The Feminist Review's mission is to write reviews from Feminist Perspectives to explore the world through an anti-oppression lens.
What’s concerning us, feminists and progressives? From the front lines to the back burners, our angle on vital matters on our minds and popping up in the news.
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The Love of Strangers by Merle Hoffman
"She Had a Heartbeat Too" The Tragic Death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish Hospital by Ann Rossiter
First Irish Abortion Clinic Opens Amid Controversy, Threats and Confusion by Caelainn Hogan
Forty Years After Roe V Wade, Getting an Abortion is Still a Major Challenge by Eleanor J. Bader
It's Up to Us to Defend Abortion Rights by Mary Lou Greenberg
Back and Forth by Judith Arcana
The Poet's Eye: Curated by Judith Arcana
Suggested Reading by Anna Platt and the Feminist Press
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