Help Us Expand Abortion Access at Choices
The story of Choices Women’s Medical Center begins in 1971 when Merle Hoffman founded one of the first abortion clinics in the U.S., shortly after New York State, along with four other states, legalized abortion. Located in Queens, New York City, Choices has been a haven for women and girls for over 50 years, offering abortion services to 24 weeks of pregnancy, along with comprehensive gynecological and prenatal care, with the greatest compassion and highest level of care.
Wonder Woman Mural in Choices Waiting Room was created and donated by artist Linda Stein.
The first patient at Choices came from New Jersey, a state where abortion was still illegal at that time. This was two years before the Supreme Court’s Roe decision which legalized abortion nationwide. Ever since, Choices has welcomed women and girls from outside NYC, as well as other other states and countries. It began a specialized Out-of-Town Program six years ago because more and more states were passing restrictions –and now, because of the June 2022 cruel reversal of Roe by the Supreme Court, there are people who will need this help more than ever.
New York State continues to guarantee legal abortions to 24 weeks, and Choices is still providing them and will continue to do so. We have begun to see a major increase in patients coming from Texas and other states where clinics have been forced to close and various abortion bans and restrictions have kicked in after the recent decision.
Here's where you can help. Women, girls, and people everywhere need to know about Choices. We need to spread the word that Choices is here, with our skilled medical staff and the highest level of care, concern and complete confidentiality. We assist patients at every step of their journey. We work closely with abortion funds and other sources for funding procedures and travel expenses, and we assist in finding housing for those who have to stay in NYC overnight. Choices is NOT a 501©(3) organization; therefore, your donation is non-tax deductible but life-saving. However, we make every effort to ensure that patients who need to come here and have no resources are not turned away for financial reasons. All donated funds will go to this purpose.
You can donate funds and specify that they go to the cost of procedures for out-of-town patients; for travel expenses and housing. We also need funds to spread the word broadly on social media and let people know how Choices can help patients of all ages, backgrounds and cultures access the abortion services they need and want.
To do all this and reach the people who need us, we need your assistance.
Please go to our website to read more about us and learn about ways to volunteer at https://www.choicemedical.com. Use the link below to donate.
Examples of items your donations may cover:
• $20 to cover an after-care abortion patient kit.
• $25-50 for an Uber to or from the airport.
• $50-100 for 2 days of announcements on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Google etc.
• $200 for one night at a hotel near Choices.
• $600-$3,000 to cover an abortion procedure at Choices.
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