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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 control their own bodies and access the reproductive health care they need, without obstruction. We’ll do what it takes to protect those rights for women across New York.”

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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 and spew death threats at supporters and staff at a women’s clinic in Queens.

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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,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

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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 were like, ‘What are you, nuts? You’re too old!’” she recalled. “Some were supportive.

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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 woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the boardroom.   New York Magazine New & Politics Behind the picket lines with the abortion-rights crusader as she plans her landmark new Queens clinic. By […]

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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 Choices.”   A Day Outside One of New York State’s Largest Abortion Clinics Gothamist, By Jen Carlson in News on April 11th, 2016 On a Saturday in March, I was standing on 147th Place in […]

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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 a press conference Tuesday to discuss her study that found abortions in the United States are on the rise.” The Daily Caller | MICHELLE FIELDS | 01/18/2012 Abortion provider predicts ‘free states’ and ‘slave states’ […]

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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 battle.” the guardian | Carlene Thomas-Bailey | Monday 11 June 2012 The woman who opened one of the first US abortion clinics recounts her role in the 40-year fight for a woman’s right to choose […]

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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 patients and health-care workers face today.” The East Hampton Star | Carrie Ann Salvi | June 28, 2012 With death threats a part of her weekly routine at the clinic she runs in New York […]

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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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