The story of Choices Women’s Medical Center begins in 1971 when Merle Hoffman founded one of the first abortion clinics in the U.S., shortly after New York State, along with four other states, legalized abortion. It began a specialized Out-of-Town Program six years ago because more and more states were passing restrictions –and now, because of the June 2022 cruel reversal of Roe by the Supreme Court, there are hundreds of thousands of women and girls who will need this help more than ever.
New York State continues to guarantee legal abortions to 24 weeks, and Choices is still providing them and will continue to do so. We have begun to see a major increase in patients coming from Texas and other states where clinics have been forced to close and various abortion bans and restrictions have kicked in after the recent decision.
Here’s where you can help. Women, girls, and people everywhere need to know about Choices. We need to spread the word that Choices is here, with our skilled medical staff and the highest level of care, concern and complete confidentiality. We assist patients at every step of their journey. We work closely with abortion funds and other sources for funding procedures and travel expenses, and we assist in finding housing for those who have to stay in NYC overnight. Choices is NOT a 501©(3) organization; therefore your donation is non-tax deductible but life-saving. However, we make every effort to insure that patients who need to come here and have no resources are not turned away for financial reasons. All donated funds will go to this purpose.