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Thu May 12, 2022, 08:24 PM

A timely new HBO doc chronicles a secret group of women who provided abortions


A timely new HBO doc chronicles a secret group of women who provided abortions
May 7, 20225:44 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered


A new documentary tells the story of "The Jane Collective," a group that helped women with nowhere else to turn for a safe abortion, in the days before Roe v. Wade.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

The leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court signaling an intention to overturn Roe v. Wade makes HBO's upcoming documentary "The Janes" extremely timely. It chronicles the real-life story of a group of women who helped those seeking abortions in Chicago more than 50 years ago. NPR's Mandalit del Barco has this report.

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https://www.npr.org/2022/05/07/1097434987/a-timely-new-hbo-doc-chronicles-a-secret-group-of-women-who-provided-abortions

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babylonsister May 12 OP
Solly Mack May 12 #1
mopinko May 12 #2
cbabe May 12 #3
lindysalsagal May 13 #4
niyad May 13 #5

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Thu May 12, 2022, 08:25 PM

1. K&R

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Thu May 12, 2022, 08:57 PM

2. have a couple friends that were a part of that.

older than dirt, i am.

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Thu May 12, 2022, 11:48 PM

3. Original 1995 documentary: Jane: an Abortion Service

This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. As Jane members describe finding feminism and clients describe finding Jane, archival footage and recreations mingle to depict how the repression of the early sixties and social movements of the late sixties influenced this unique group. Both vital knowledge and meditation on the process of empowerment, Jane: An Abortion Service showcases the importance of preserving women's knowledge in the face of revisionist history. JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE was funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funds provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

https://www.moviefone.com/movie/jane-an-abortion-service/1094683/main/

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Fri May 13, 2022, 06:56 AM

4. We will somehow survive this. Stories like this prove as much.

It's gonna be a bumpy road, but ultimately, the no-choice forced-birthers will lose.

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Fri May 13, 2022, 08:50 AM

5. KNR for the Jane Collective. We need them again. Would you consider

cross-posting in Women's Rights And Issues? Thanks in advance.

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