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An Amazing Update from Moscow
Merle received an email update from Karyn G. Gershon, the Executive Director of Project Kesher about a groundbreaking event in
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Choices Women's Medical Center's Out of Town program is featured in Thomson Reuters story published on August 15,2019.
As U.S. restrictions tighten, women seeking abortions hit the road
Nearly a half century ago, women with unwanted pregnancies would cross state lines seeking abortions that were legal in New
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Merle Hoffman featured In the VFA Pioneer Histories Project
Merle Hoffman featured in Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) Pioneer Histories Project
Merle Hoffman is featured In the VFA Pioneer Histories Project, Second Wave activists, sharing her personal history of fighting for
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Three women with different perspectives on the new law tell their views on
New York abortion law: Why are so many people talking about it?
On the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade, NY signed a new abortion rights bill that Merle Hoffman finds "overdue".
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Queens DA candidate Rory Lancman picks up endorsement from abortion rights pioneer Merle Hoffman
Merle Hoffman Endorses Pro-Choice Rory Lancman for Queens District Attorney
Choices would like to share an article from the NY Daily News featuring Merle Hoffman speaking about why she endorses
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In Jamaica, a Nondescript Facility Is a Women’s Health ‘Oasis’
Queens Daily Eagle part one in a series about Choices Women’s Medical Center, a women-owned and -operated outpatient medical facility
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Mandy Singhara, Merle Hoffman, Phyllis Chesler during a meeting of the Choices Global Institute
Mandy Singhara, Merle Hoffman, Phyllis Chesler
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Sasha and Merle Hoffman
A Modern Day Abortion Rights Crusader
Merle Hoffman’s 46-year fight for women’s health By Judy D’Mello | May 17, 2018 – 12:24pm An enormous oil painting
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Merle Hoffman, Photo by Joan Roth
Merle Hoffman: Courage In The Face Of Hate
Queens Tribune April 12, 2018: Top News BY TRONE DOWD   Activist and journalist Merle Hoffman had been instrumental in
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in Jamaica on Tuesday, pointing to a still photo from a video purporting to show physical confrontations between protesters and people attempting to enter the Choices Women’s Medical Center.
State sues Jamaica abortion protesters
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing 14 people, including two women with ties to a Woodhaven church, over allegations
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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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