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The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is against a group of anti-choice activists that have, for at least five years, aggressively blocked access and harassed workers and patients alike at the Choices Women’s Medical Center.
State AG sues to protect patients, staff of Queens women’s health facility
“I have been on the front lines of this struggle for women’s rights and women’s freedom for nearly 50 years,”
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Pix11 story on AG Shneiderman's lawsuit
NY attorney general sues anti-abortion groups for harassing patients outside Queens clinic
“The law guarantees women the right to control their own bodies and access the reproductive health care they need, without
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JENAVIEVE HATCH FOR HUFFPOST Volunteer Clinic Escort Supervisors Margot Garnick, Pearl Brady and Theresa White have spent the last year and a half working to build a case against anti-abortion protestors outside Choices in Queens.
New York Just Took The First Steps In Ending Abortion Clinic Harassment
This is a major win for abortion access. Schneiderman said in a statement, “The law guarantees women the right to
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“Some patients who manage to make it past the protesters still have difficulty accessing care, because they arrive at the clinic shaking and crying,” the lawsuit said. (ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE)
AG Schneiderman sues pro-life protesters who harass patients at women’s clinic in Queens
The state’s top law enforcement officer is asking a federal judge for an injunction against pro-life protesters who harass patients
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman points to a poster showing alleged harassment outside the Queens clinic. Dennis A. Clark
Pro-life protesters threatened to kill clinic patients, workers: suit
“The tactics used to harass and menace Choices’ patients, families, volunteers, and staff are not only horrifying – they’re illegal,”
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Merle Hoffman and her daughter, Sasha, on vacation; The New York Times, Aug. 5, 2016
Merle Hoffman featured in NY Times Family Story
At 58, Ms. Hoffman adopted a 31/2-year-old girl from Russia. Friends greeted her with everything from shock to rage. “Some
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Merle Hoffman 108 minutes
108 Minutes With Merle Hoffman
“I don’t have a problem saying the word ­abortion,” says Merle Hoffman, the ­reproductive-rights activist who describes herself as the
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Merle Hoffman would wield a wire hanger at protests, to help get her point across. (Courtesy Merle Hoffman)
Outside Choices with Escorts and Protestors
“Our protesters are fairly steady here,” Stella tells me, “it’s the same couple of churches that come out and target
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Merle Hoffman, Abortion provider predicts ‘free states’ and ‘slave states’ if Obama loses
Hoffman predicts ‘free states’ and ‘slave states’
“The founder and owner of one of the first and largest abortion clinics in the United States, Merle Hoffman, held
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Merle Hoffman raises her trademark hanger outside St Patricks Cathedral in New York in 1989. Photograph: Courtesy of Merle Hoffman
This is about every woman, it affects all of us
“Merle Hoffman, who opened a clinic providing abortions before they became legal across America, talks about her career as a
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Merle Hoffman wrote the book she will speak about on Saturday for her adopted daughter, Sasha, so that she knows the triumphs and tragedies her mother faced to protect the reproductive rights of women.
Rights Activist to Speak in East Hampton
“In an interview with The East Hampton Star, Ms. Hoffman enumerated the “guerilla and frontal attacks against legal abortion” that
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Merle Hoffman tells Salon that pro-choicers have their own inaction to blame if reproductive rights are curtailed
Abortion pioneer: Defend rights or lose them
Merle Hoffman tells Salon that pro-choicers have their own inaction to blame if reproductive rights are curtailed.
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Merle Hoffman with Liz Abzug
Hoffman receives 2015 “Bella” Award
"I always thought of Bella when I found myself speaking to crowds and exhorting and inspiring them to fight against
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Merle Hoffman holds up one of her favorite protest props.
Abortion Without the Clinic
A groundbreaking new experiment is launching allowing women to obtain abortion-inducing drugs through the mail.
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