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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 York but banned in many other states across the country. Now new restrictions on abortion access are forcing women in several states to take similar measures and travel far from home to end pregnancies, health-care providers and supporters said. “We’ve had patients from Texas, from Georgia. We’ve had a patient from Alabama,” said Merle Hoffman, who runs Choices Women’s Medical Center, which provides abortions, in New York City.

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Legal Abortion in the U.S. is On the Line: What Will You Do?

The act of abortion positions women at their most powerful, and that is why it is so strongly opposed by many in society. Historically viewed and conditioned to be passive, dependent creatures, and victims of biological circumstance, women assume the power over life and death with the choice of abortion—it is THEY who decide when and whether to bring new life into the world.

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International Women’s Day – Women’s History Month

March 8, 1908: Women demanded dignity and respect.
March 2019: So where are we today?

On March 8, 1908, many thousands of women garment workers poured out of New York City’s firetrap factories and demanded decent working and living conditions. Their bold action inspired March 8 to be celebrated all over the world. Some of the specifics of women’s lives may have changed since then, but their cry to be treated like human beings with dignity and respect, a cry for justice and freedom, is just as relevant and just as necessary today as then.

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November 2018, CHOICES Newsletter

Return to Russia: Twenty-five years ago, Choices Founder and CEO Merle Hoffman made a groundbreaking journey to Moscow bringing contraception, state-of-the-art abortion technology and her catalyzing message of reproductive freedom.

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Reports from Russia

For decades, Merle Hoffman has taken great interest in the state of reproductive care in Russia. On her last trip, she brought a delegation from Choices, state-of-the-art abortion technology, and her profound concept of Patient Power. Years later, she is still encouraging women to embrace themselves as experts of their own experiences.

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