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“One of the most dangerous enemies to women’s freedom and women’s rights has outposts in our heads– guilt, shame, I’m not a ‘good girl’…”
Merle Hoffman speaks at Stop the War on Women panel, several weeks after the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that killed 3 and injured 9 people.
Merle Hoffman speaks in honor of Phyllis Chesler.
Speakers included poet Marge Piercy, Minister Donna Schaper, abortion providers Dr. Willie Parker and Merle Hoffman who said: “The power of the state must stop at our skins.”
Merle urges people to act: “Do whatever you can to become a freedom rider for women’s lives.”
Merle Hoffman speaks with Women on Waves founder Rebecca Gomperts.
Merle Hoffman brings the reality of abortion and women’s lives to the National Press Club, Washington D.C.
Nearing Roe’s 40 th anniversary, Merle Hoffman says: “women in this city have to run a vicious gauntlet of demonstrators, I call them bullies and the American Taliban.”
Merle Hoffman, Feminist Warrior Healer, speaks about her early history as a budding concert pianist in her teens to a pioneer in women’s health.
On the 40th Anniversary of Choices, Merle recalls holding the hand of her first patient when abortion was still illegal in most of the country: “It’s been an extraordinary journey.”
Abortionomics study: Merle Hoffman releases a study that revealed how economics is a major factor in women’s need for abortion.
Merle Hoffman reflects on Business, Money and Power – “Power can be used for the good of the people.”
Merle Hoffman on Choice – “Having an abortion is probably one of the most, if not THE most, powerful decision a woman will make in her lifetime.”
Merle Hoffman takes us through the creation of Choices as a State-of-the-Art Medical Center, an oasis for women and girls, in Jamaica, Queens.
Merle Hoffman holds up huge coathanger in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at first ever pro-choice civil disobedience action. Nine were arrested. One news report called it “an important strategic change in the movement.” It was the first time pro-choice advocates had been arrested supporting abortion rights.
Merle Hoffman speaks at Tribute to Betty Friedan: Feminists Moving Forward, Our Past is Our Future, speaking to how “Feminism is the theory, abortion is the practice.”
A high school student interviews Merle Hoffman on sex education in schools, personal relationships and feminism.
Abortion: A Different Light, produced by Merle Hoffman in 1982 and featuring prominent figures in the battle for safe, legal reproductive rights, including Sarah Weddington, attorney who represented “Jane Roe” before the Supreme Court in 1973; Bill Baird, pioneer in the battle for legal birth control; and others.
Merle has been interviewed and featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, and other publications over the years. Read a few of her favorites, along with some of her personal commentary and news updates.