Intimate wars: the life and times of the woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the board room

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Merle Hoffman's life story is riveting. A former classical pianist, a self-made millionaire, and a feminist who found her life's work providing abortions, she has been a fearless crusader for women's right to choose. Over the years, Hoffman has used her entrepreneurial spirit to build one of the most comprehensive women's medical centers in the country. In 1971 (two years before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion nationally), Hoffman founded Choices, an abortion clinic in New York. As a medical provider, she pioneered "patient power," encouraging women to participate in their own health care decisions. And going against even her own expectations for her life after fifty, she adopted a child and writes about her experience as a mother. Whether addressing the murder of abortion providers like Dr. George Tiller or challenging women to understand their own power over their bodies and the language used to wield such power, Merle Hoffman has been on the front lines of the feminist movement, a fierce warrior in the battle for choice.
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subject_facetAbortion, Legal
Abortion, Legal -- United States -- Autobiography
Abortion, Legal -- United States -- History
Abortion, Legal -- history
Abortion, Legal -- history -- United States
Autobiographies
Autobiography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General
Electronic books
Feminism
Feminism -- United States
Feminism -- United States -- Autobiography
Feminism -- United States -- History
Feminism -- history
Feminism -- history -- United States
History, 20th Century
History, 20th Century -- United States
History, 20th century -- United States
History, 21st Century
History, 21st Century -- United States
History, 21st century -- United States
Hoffman, Merle, -- 1946-
Hoffman, Merle, 1946
Nonfiction
Pro-choice movement
Pro-choice movement -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Abortion & Birth Control
Sociology
United States
Women's Rights
Women's Rights -- United States -- Autobiography
Women's Rights -- history
Women's Rights -- history -- United States
Women's Studies
Women's rights
Women's rights -- United States
Women's rights -- United States -- History
title_displayIntimate wars : the life and times of the woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the board room
title_fullIntimate wars : the life and times of the woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the board room / Merle Hoffman
Intimate wars : the life and times of the woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the board room [electronic resource] / Merle Hoffman
Intimate wars [electronic resource] : The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room. Merle Hoffman
title_shortIntimate wars
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Autobiography
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Electronic books
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General
History
History, 20th Century
History, 20th century
History, 21st Century
History, 21st century
Hoffman, Merle
Hoffman, Merle, 1946
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Pro-choice movement
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Women's Rights
Women's Studies
Women's rights
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