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
From the History of American Women Blog, a History of American Women Abolitionists

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 TheaterScene.net. 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 […]
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