Marcy Bloom

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Marcy Bloom (born 1954) is an American pro-choice activist who served for eighteen years as executive director of Aradia Women's Health Center in Seattle.[1][2] Bloom was the 2006 recipient of the ACLU's highest honor, the William O. Douglas Award, for her thirty-five years of work on reproductive rights.[3]

Bloom is among those pro-choice advocates who has advocated for an Abortion Pride Movement,seeing it as a religious calling.[1] She describes abortion as a "moral good" rather than a necessary evil.[4] She writes a regular column for RH Reality Check. She is also a leading fundraiser for reproductive rights organizations in Mexico.[5] In addition to her work for abortion rights, Bloom is regarded as an expert on the biological aspects of sexual intercourse.[6]

During the 2000 Democratic primary campaign, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey enlisted Bloom to tape radio ads critical of Al Gore's past flirtation with opposition to abortion.[7][8]

Bloom is a board member of the Washington, DC.-based National Abortion Rights Action League.[9]


  1. ^ a b Cara Solomon, Viewing abortion as "a moral good" Archived 2008-03-17 at the Wayback Machine., Seattle Times, May 13, 2006
  2. ^ Susan Paynter. Pioneering clinic celebrates 30 years of changing the world for women, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Oct 30,2002.
  3. ^ Kevin Shipe, Cascadia Community College celebrates Human Rights Week, The Commons, Jan 17, 2007
  4. ^ Nine Shapiro, They Had Abortions, Seattle Weekly, March 16, 2005
  5. ^ Nicole Brodeur, Less of a choice Archived 2007-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., Seattle Times, Feb 2, 2007
  6. ^ Dan Savage, Savage Love, San Francisco Weekly, Feb. 14, 1996
  7. ^ Jake Tapper, Bill Bradley Takes His Final Shot Archived 2008-03-07 at the Wayback Machine., Salon, Feb 28,2000
  8. ^ Sandra Sobieraj. Bradley speaks, but who's listening? Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Feb 27, 2000
  9. ^ Diedtra Henderson, Abortion Issue Brings Out Activists On All Sides, Oct.4, 1993

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