Loyalty and the Feminist Majority Foundation is very excited to welcome Merle Hoffman to celebrate Choices! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). **This event is free to attend, but registration is required** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or in-person during the event! Please email  with any questions.


In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade and a country divided, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion and women's right to choose.

Merle Hoffman has been at the forefront of the reproductive freedom movement since the 1970s. Three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion through Roe v. Wade, she helped to establish one of the United States’ first abortion centers in Flushing, Queens, and later went on to found Choices, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive women’s medical facilities. For the last five decades, Hoffman has been a steadfast warrior and fierce advocate for every woman’s right to choose when and whether or not to be a mother.

Now, amidst the aftermath of the Dobbs Decision, Hoffman has carefully compiled her decades of analysis, research, and experience into a tour de force manifesto that sheds light on the catastrophic repercussions of overturning Roe, and what we must do moving forward to ensure the safety and legality of abortion nationally.

In Choices, Hoffman expresses her views on where we are and what lies ahead. She covers topics ranging from: revamping the healthcare system to support women’s rights; combatting rising authoritarianism; the weaponization of religion; fighting the antis; practicing courage; sabotage from within the movement; and activating the next generation in the fight for reproductive justice.


Merle Hoffman is an American author, activist, and feminist health care innovator who has been on the front lines of the reproductive rights movement since 1971, when she helped to establish one the first abortion clinics in the United States—two years before Roe v. Wade. She is the founder and CEO of CHOICES Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, which provides abortions as well as prenatal care, all-options counseling, GYN visits, mental health services, and trans health services. The publisher and editor-in-chief of On the Issues magazine (1983–99) and the recipient of the 2009 Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award, Hoffman is also the author of two books—Intimate Wars (Feminist Press, 2012) and the newly-released Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto (Skyhorse, 2023). The cofounder of the National Abortion Federation, Hoffman organized crucial actions in the history of the reproductive rights movement and remains a crucial provider and activist in the post-Roe era.


Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto By Merle Hoffman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510776791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Skyhorse - November 14th, 2023

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