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Forty-three years later, I am still on the front Lines

By Merle Hoffman, CEO of Choices Clinic and Editor in Chief of On The Issues Magazine.

It has been 43 years since I founded one the first legal abortion clinic in the country—2 years before Roe v. Wade.

It has been twenty-five years since I organized the first pro-choice civil disobedience. It was 1989 and Operation Rescue was riding high, defying court orders and blocking clinic entrances, racking up eight hundred arrests in New York, New Orleans, and Cincinnati. Anti-abortion restrictions were working their way up to the Supreme Court.

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