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The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

by Laura Kaplan Author

Published for the first time in 1996, this book chronicles the incredible story of Jane, the Chicago-based abortion collective that sought to provide free or low-cost abortions for women at a time when this kind of reproductive care was illegal. Though Jane started as a referral service that connected women in need with abortion doctors, eventually organizers realized they would need to learn to perform the procedure themselves. Written by a former member of the collective, The Story of Jane offers the reader an inside look at how this life-saving operation worked to keep women's healthcare choices in their own hands.