As a young child, Merle Hoffman imagined herself as a Medieval warrior who fought off evil oppressors and protected innocent victims.
Today, though the East Hampton Star portrays her as fulfilling those dreams, Hoffman turned out very differently. Most of her life has been dedicated to oppressing the most innocent victims of all – unborn babies.
And she described it as a “dream.”
Hoffman runs Choices, a large abortion business in Queens, New York City, where viable unborn babies are aborted up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. She makes between $450 and $2,000 for each unborn baby who is aborted, and lives in a lavish, waterfront home. Forbes once nicknamed her the “Millionaire Abortionist.”
Sickly, Hoffman told the newspaper that she now is no longer dreaming but living her fantasy.
“It’s today. This is my dream. My life is meaningful, challenging, stressful, and extremely exciting at times,” she said.
An abortion activist from prior to Roe v. Wade, Hoffman bragged that she helped establish one of the first abortion businesses in America in 1971.
The report continues:
Ms. Hoffman describes her entire career, which began while studying at Queens College in 1970 and working for a doctor who provided abortions, as a battle. “I’ve been on the front line for 46 years,” she said.
The front line, that is, of the war waged over abortion rights, which still remains under ferocious attack 45 years after the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision made abortions legal across the United States.
In 1971, together with the doctor she worked for, Ms. Hoffman started Choices, the first legal clinic in the United States to provide abortions; they were legal in New York since 1970. It was her very first patient from New Jersey who altered her trajectory from a hopeful concert pianist to pro-choice crusader.
“Imagine that,” Ms. Hoffman recalled in her waterfront home on the eve of Mother’s Day, “just across the river in New Jersey, abortions were illegal.” Her patient, she said, was white, married, Catholic, and so economically stressed that she could not have the child. “It was so powerful.”
And so, the rescue fantasy that consumed her as a child began to play itself out over her remarkable life. In 1977, she co-founded the first national professional organization of abortion providers, the National Abortion Federation, and became its first president.
Hoffman said she has no problem with people knowing her abortion facility is a business and not a nonprofit (as the $1 billion-plus a year Planned Parenthood claims to be). She said abortions are 40 percent of what her facility does.
Ignoring the deadly brutality of her own work, Hoffman lashed out at pro-life sidewalk counselors who reach out to women outside her business. She described them as “the American Taliban” for wanting to
save babies and moms from abortion and labeled them “misogynists” and religious radicals.
As revolting as Hoffman’s work is, just as sickening is the praise she receives from the mainstream media. Her life’s work, her business, her riches have not come by truly helping women in desperate circumstances. They came through her unscrupulous business of killing innocent, defenseless unborn babies and telling their struggling mothers that violence against their own children will solve their problems.