The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan

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“An extraordinary history . . . . This book stands as a compelling testament to a woman’s most essential freedom—control over her own body—and to the power of women helping women.”

-The Rumpus

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“In the four years before the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists…But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named ’Jane’ had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has pieced together the histories of the anonymous (here identified only by pseudonyms), average-sounding women who transformed themselves into outlaws.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

Laura Kaplan is a lifelong activist and a founding member of the Emma Goldman Women’s Health Center in Chicago. She is a contributor to Our Bodies, Ourselves.

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan