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Lling testament to a woman's most essential freedom control over her own body and to the power of women helping women. What these women did when they saw a need is one of the most astounding stories of courage and brilliance I ve come across The care they took the lengths they went to how they evolved stunning Jane a core groups of about 25 30 women existed for just four years and in that time it s estimated that Jane changed for the better the lives of over 11000 women while at the same time literally saving their lives from the hands of butchers in a time with abortion was illegal and how they actually turned this terrifying decision women face into a positive experienceThe Story of Jane is one of the most inspiring books I ve read It s women s history and cultural history It shows what women went through at the hands of butchers who sometimes demanded sex along with payment from frightened desperate women and what they experienced at the loving safe caring hands of Jane And doctors withholding information Godlike righteous becoming demystified by the collective intelligence and fearlessness of Jane And education what the women learned as they came through the service how they took responsibility for their own empowering decision all thanks to Jane And how the service affected members of Jane in their daily lives is something that every woman should experienceIn today s cultural climate frighteningly when women s rights are being chipped away at in almost every state in this country this book is important than ever If you want to see what it was like for women when they had no control over their own bodies and what it may be like again very soon if we don t stand up for our rights and fight back read this bookLet s do it for Jane

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The Story of Jane The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

An extraordinary history by one of its members this is the first account of Jane's evolution the conflicts within the. This book is obviously controversial and naturally those who oppose abortion would be extremely put off of reading it I do respect their opinion as abortion is a very sensitive topic that deeply offends some people but being pro choice myself I believe this book is important today than ever before With recent legal and political debates in America about the continuing access to safe abortions in the age of Trump The Story of Jane is a reminder that abortion is not about being selfish or finding any joy in going through the process it s about the freedom to choose what s right for you The book takes readers back to the age of the late 1960 s The height of the sexual revolution and the anti war movement this was a time of great progress but abortion was a territory still confusing and bothersome to many people Abortion was illegal and many women who did get them were having it done in shady places by random strangers with no medical training paying exorbitant amounts of cash for doctors to do it illegally and even doing it themselves Jane was an underground movement seeking to provide women access to something safer Written by a woman who lived it The Story of Jane is not just about abortion but also about the various people from different backgrounds who made up this powerful group the people they guided and the influence this movement had during the height of the hippie counterculture

REVIEW The Story of Jane The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

Group and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves This book stands as a compe. This book blew me awayI got it at the Spring 09 Friends of the Library booksale but I didn t start reading it until the day Dr George Tiller RIP was murdered May 31 2009This book tell the story of Jane the underground feminist abortion service that happened in Chicago in the years prior to Roe v Wade when abortion was still illegal in Illinois and most other states It was written by a woman who was actually involved in the serviceThe service started as a way to help women get in touch with sympathetic doctors who were willing to perform illegal abortions Soon the service had their own compatent caring talented doctor who performed abortions in rotating locations the homes and apartments of members of the serviceWhen members of Jane found out the doctor performing the abortions was not a doctor at all several of them felt empowered to also perform abortions The abortion provider with whom they worked started teaching the women everything he knew about the proceedures Soon members of the service was actually performing abortionsThe women in Jane were really about women s liberation That aspect of the book both really inspired me and made me really sad about the watered down version of feminism we have today that tells women we should be happy to be allowed to vote and hold jobs outside the home Damn why aren t we working for total liberation anyI also appreciate the writing style of this book It is accessible but not dumbed downOverall this is a great book that sheds light on an often overlooked aspect of American history


10 thoughts on “The Story of Jane The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

  1. says:

    This book is obviously controversial and naturally those who oppose abortion would be extremely put off of reading it I do respect their opinion as abortion is a very sensitive topic that deeply offends some people but being pro choice myself I believe this book is important today than ever before With recent legal and p

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    A study of the Chicago abortion underground in the 1960s and 70s written by an actual member of Jane Jane started in the 60s as a referral service A loose collection of women referred desperate women to abortionists that had better reputations than most less likely to reuire sex or to accidentally kill you As wo

  3. says:

    SO good A great account of the often silent or at least uiet history of the incredible Chicago based group that p

  4. says:

    Jane was an underground abortion network made up of women’s liberation activists which was active in the Chicago area in the years immediately prior to the Roe v Wade decision The Story of Jane is an examination of this amazing example of grassroots organising written by one of the women involved More than on

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    As a student at the U of Chicago in the 1960s and as a participant in The Movement I was acuainted with several o

  6. says:

    This book blew me awayI got it at the Spring '09 Friends of the Library booksale but I didn't start reading it until the day Dr George Tiller RIP was murdered May 31 2009This book tell the story of Jane the underground feminist abortion service that happened in Chicago in the years prior to Roe v Wade when abortion was still illegal in Illinois and most other states It was written by a woman who was actually involved in the servic

  7. says:

    Before Roe vs Wade abortion services were largely unavailable to women except through underground services Jane was a network set up by women for women seeking access to abortion Laura Kaplan takes us through the dynamics of

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    To love this book like I did you must be down with its politics women have the right to access abortion Full stop The women profiled in The Story of Jane took on an incredible amount of risk to help women exert

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    What these women did when they saw a need is one of the most astounding stories of courage and brilliance I've come across The care they took the lengths they went to how they evolved—stunning Jane a core groups of about 25 30 women existed for just four years and in that time it's estimated that Jane changed for the better the lives of o

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    An exciting and informative read from start to finish Jane is the story of an underground feminist abortion referral service which moved to providing abortions themselves four years before Roe v Wade The book is based on interviews with many people who participated in the group all woven into an engaging story The way the book was written made me invested in the people and what they were doing from running from a police raid to the excit

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