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July 16, 2019
New York City Shows the Way – Will Spend $250,000 for Abortions

New York City Shows the Way – Will Spend $250,000 for Abortions

When some members of the New York City Council heard about all the abortion restrictions being passed by other states, they wanted to do something. One Councilmember, Carlina Rivera, told the NY Times that many in NY felt “helpless.”
July 16, 2019
Wombs for rent? Babies to buy? NOT in New York State!

Wombs for rent? Babies to buy? NOT in New York State!

hoices Founder/President Merle Hoffman joined over 100 women leaders in writing and circulating a powerful letter to NY Governor Cuomo urging him to stop supporting a bill legalizing commercial surrogacy.
July 16, 2019
Choices Administrator Esther Priegue was part of the TelAbortion Project Team, organized by Gynuity Health Project.

Contraception Magazine to Feature Results of New TelAbortion Study

Choices Women’s Medical Center participated in a TelAbortion study organized by Gynuity Health Project. Esther Prigue, LCSW, and Administrator and Head of Counseling at Choices was part of the Project Team. Contraception Magazine will feature results of the study in their upcoming issue.
July 16, 2019
The Guardian featured Choices’ Out-of-Town Program in its July 4 article about women traveling across state lines for abortions in New York.

Choices Out-of-Town Program Becomes News Internationally

The Guardian, a British daily newspaper with international circulation and a U.S. edition, featured Choices’ Out-of-Town Program in its July 4 article about women traveling across state lines for abortions in New York.
June 4, 2019
Protestors harass a woman and child trying to enter Choices Women's Medical Center in Queens. Photo Credit: NY Attorney General’s Office. Choices June 2019 newsletter

New Briefs Support New York Attorney General’s Appeal

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the City of New York have each filed Amicus Curiae briefs in support of the NY Attorney General’s case that is currently on appeal.
June 4, 2019

Choices Hits Switzerland

Merle Hoffman is featured in “Abortion, a new American cultural war,” an article in the French-language Epaper Le Temps in Switzerland. It’s the latest of several publications abroad to feature articles where Choices is featured.
June 4, 2019
Abortion Bans are a Global Menace to Women, Choices June 2019 newsletter

Abortion Bans are a Global Menace to Women

As reported by the Global Fund for Women, "The Trump administration is exporting these anti-choice measures with the global gag rule. The global gag rule prohibits organizations from receiving funding from the U.S. government if they provide  services, referrals, and advocacy related to abortion internationally – even with non-U.S. government financing.
June 4, 2019
We need a Planetary Alarm for the Women of the World, Choices June 2019 newsletter

We need a Planetary Alarm for the Women of the World!

Women make up just over half of the 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, and the virus is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. This has devastating implications for huge communities of people worldwide.
June 4, 2019
Fifty years ago on June 28, 1969, patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, NYC, made history when they fought back against a police raid. Choices June 2019 newsletter

Celebrate Pride and Gear Up for Struggle

Fifty years ago on June 28, 1969, patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, NYC, made history when they fought back against a police raid, beginning six days of protests against rampant harassment and discrimination.
June 4, 2019
Seen at May 21 Demonstration in NYC against abortion bans, part of nation-wide protests. Choices June 2019 newsletter

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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