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February 11, 2019
Gothamist Video shows Choices escorts are out every Saturday attempting to protect women against the harassment and bullying of anti-choice demonstrators.

Putting Love into Practice

Choices escorts are out every Saturday attempting to protect women against the harassment and bullying of anti-choice demonstrators.
February 11, 2019
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Black History Month at Choices

One key issue looming large, especially this month: Why are maternal and infant mortality rates disturbingly high in the Black community? And what is being done about it?
February 11, 2019
Mary Beth Whitehead joins a group of women demonstrating on her behalf on March 12, 1987, after the lawyers in the "Baby M" custody case delivered their summations. Photo from: Bettmann—Getty Images

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

“The entire issue of surrogacy is another arena for the commercialization of humanity.” Merle Hoffman, On The Issues Magazine, 1987 Commercial surrogacy may soon be legal in New York State. New York Governor Cuomo is supporting a bill that would legalize the practice of paying a woman to carry a pregnancy and give birth to a child unrelated to her biologically. Called “The Child-Parent Security Act,” it is included in a Budget Bill soon to be voted on by the […]
February 11, 2019
Left to right: Merle Hoffman, Playwright Jess Bashline, Executive Vice President of Spence-Chapin Antoinette Cockerham and Sammy Chadwick. Jessica O'hara Baker in the lead role of Ann Trow Lohman, alias Madame Restell.

Merle Hoffman and Choices Women’s Medical Center attend “Wickedest Woman”

Recent Events Jessica O’hara Baker in the lead role of Ann Trow Lohman, alias Madame Restell. Photo by Braddon Lee Murphy of On January 31st, Merle Hoffman and Choices Women’s Medical Center attended Wickedest Woman, an original play by Jessica Bashline. Wickedest Woman tells the story of Ann Trow Lohman, an entrepreneur, midwife, abortionist–and eventually, a millionaire–who lived in New York City in the 1800s. Using the alias “Madame Restell,” Ann began performing abortions legally in 1838. After a […]
January 28, 2019
Merle Hoffman fights to keep abortion safe and legal with Bill Baird

The New Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in New York State – What Does it Mean for You?

The first thing you need to know is that in New York State abortion services to 24 weeks of pregnancy will remain available and accessible to all women and teens with no restrictions. Choices has been proud to offer these services in complete confidentiality since 1971.
February 27, 2018
Pregnancy Test Strip

Medicaid Coverage and Abortion: What You Need to Know

Choices Women’s Medical Center offers women of all cultures, nationalities, gender identity and ages a full range of gynecological testing and treatment services, as well as health education, prenatal care, and abortion services to 24 weeks. Choices is also one of the abortion clinics that accepts Medicaid and enrolls patients on-site for Medicaid Coverage in the state of New York.
January 25, 2018
Teens Taking Selfies

Teens and Abortion in New York State

Teenage women seeking abortion services are now finding it more difficult than ever to do so. At Choices, We ensure 100% confidentiality for all of our services, which include private abortion clinic procedures and a full range of educational, medical, and counseling services.
December 20, 2017
LGBTQ ribbon in hand

Choices: A Safe Haven for the LGBTQ Community

Choices' doctors and staff provide LGBTQ medical care including gynecology, prenatal care, nutrition counseling, behavioral health support, primary care and psychotherapy to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
November 30, 2017
sitting nervously in a yellow dress

These STIs Are on the Rise – Here’s What You Need to Know

The highest number of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia ever was reported in 2016. If you think you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STI/STD) or have symptoms like unusual discharge, itching, a rash, contact Choices immediately for an appointment.
October 25, 2017
different forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

Unprotected sex happens. If you are not on birth control, but have had unprotected sex and don’t want to become pregnant, emergency contraception prevents pregnancy. Choices offers Medical Abortion (also called the “abortion pill” or RU 486) and it is most effective when used as early in the pregnancy as possible.
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