Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room

Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room

Merle Hoffman


Merle Hoffman's existence tale is riveting. A former classical pianist, a self-made millionaire, and a feminist who chanced on her life's paintings offering abortions, she has been a fearless crusader for women's correct to choose.

Over the years, Hoffman has used her entrepreneurial spirit to construct essentially the most finished women's scientific facilities within the state. In 1971 (two years ahead of the Roe v. Wade excellent court docket selection to legalize abortion nationally), Hoffman based offerings, an abortion medical institution in long island. As a clinical supplier, she pioneered "patient power," encouraging girls to take part of their personal healthiness care judgements. And going opposed to even her personal expectancies for her existence after fifty, she followed a baby and writes approximately her adventure as a mother.

Whether addressing the homicide of abortion companies like Dr. George Tiller or not easy ladies to appreciate their very own energy over their our bodies and the language used to wield such energy, Merle Hoffman has been at the entrance strains of the feminist circulation, a fierce warrior within the conflict for choice.

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