‘It will define who we are’ – Merle Hoffman’s 50-year fight for abortion rights in America

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Merle Hoffman opened one of America's first abortion clinics more than 50 years ago. Now, aged 76, she is back at the forefront of America's fight for reproductive rights after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. siobhankennedy4 went to meet her.

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Fifty years ago Merle Hoffman was on the frontline of the battle to secure legal abortions for American women – opening one of the first abortion clinics in the country.

But now, with Roe v Wade overturned, the need for women to travel across states for the procedure has once again returned with many arriving at her clinic in Queens, New York.

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