National Press Club

Merle Hoffman

Merle Hoffman

January 17, 2012 10:00 AM

Location: Zenger Room

Conversation with Merle Hoffman, founder and owner of one of the first and largest abortion clinics in the United States

On the eve of the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the founder and owner of one of the nation’s oldest and largest abortion clinics will lead a conversation on “ABORTIONOMICS: When Choice is a Necessity: the Impact of Recession on Abortion Rates.” This report analyzes the impact of the economic downturn on family planning choices.

Hoffman will discuss report data that show birth rates falling, demand for contraceptive services rising, and abortions increasing, especially among low-income women. In addition, she will talk about her 40 years on the front lines of providing the full range of women’s reproductive health care and share stories from her center. Choices Women’s Medical Center provides comprehensive reproductive health care services to more than 50,000 women a year. Hoffman’s memoir, Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom, is being published this month by Feminist Press.

Contact: Kimberly Mikec, event host,, Phone: (703) 470-4116

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