Alice Wolfson

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Alice Wolfson, a Barnard College graduate and former Fulbright Scholar, is a veteran political activist in women's reproductive health issues, a lawyer, and a co-founder of the National Women's Health Network.

She played an important role at the Nelson Pill Hearings on Capitol Hill, where she and other soon-to-be prominent health feminists were galvanized by their success at warning women of the Pill's dangerous side effects.

In 1968, she signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[1]

Today, Alice Wolfson is an attorney who specializes in women's health care. She worked in the 1990s to obtain damages for women adversely affected by breast implants. Wolfson is concerned about new methods of hormonal contraception and advocates use of barrier methods over oral or injectable contraceptives. She believes that "it is criminal to suggest anything other than condoms." [2]


  1. ^ “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” January 30, 1968 New York Post
  2. ^ [Bloom, 1995]


  • Amy Bloom, "Alice Wolfson Still Speaking Out", National Women's Health Network Newsletter, Jan/Feb 1995 [1]