Merle Hoffman is an award-winning journalist, author, activist, political organizer and women's health care pioneer. She is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of On The Issues Magazine and the Founder, President and CEO of CHOICES Women's Medical Center, one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive women's medical facilities. Her memoir, Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion From the Back Alley to the Board Room, to be released in January 2012 (Feminist Press), is a personal account of the history of abortion rights and her critical role in the reproductive rights movement.