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

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A "searingly honest debut memoir" from an activist and award-winning journalist who made a woman's right to choose her life's work (Kirkus Reviews).

Merle Hoffman had built a life as a classical pianist and self-made millionaire before her passion for the equality and freedom of girls and women drew her to a bigger cause: protecting a woman's right to have a safe and legal abortion.

Hoffman became an expert in women's reproductive healthcare and 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 made abortion legal throughout the US, Hoffman founded the New York abortion clinic Choices. As a medical provider, she pioneered "patient power," encouraging women to participate in their own health care decisions.

This fascinating cultural history of abortion features the life of a woman devoted to choice, and a provocative chronicle of the feminist movement that will startle and inspire.

"From her decision to adopt a child to her love affairs, this is the story of one woman's quest to live fully. Opinionated, fierce, bold and brash, Intimate Wars chronicles Hoffman's efforts to improve women's lives and influence history. She deserves our gratitude." --Truthout

About the Author


Merle Hoffman is an award-winning journalist, activist, and women's health care pioneer. In 1971, she founded Choices, one of the first ambulatory abortion centers, which has become one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive women's medical facilities in the US. She is also the publisher of On the Issues, an online feminist magazine.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781558617513
ISBN-10: 1558617515
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 2012
Pages: 336
Language: English