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The Story of Jane is one of the most inspiring books I've read. 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.
The 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 how the service affected members of Jane in their daily lives is something that every woman should experience.
The Story of Jane book. In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade. 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. The Story of Jane is a piece of women's history in step with feminist theory demanding that women tell their own stories. It serves to remind people of an important and often overlooked moment in the women's rights movement.
Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a. .
Laura Kaplan's The Story of Jane is the first book to chronicle this controversial sliver of history, and it is a fascinating, if partisan, close-up of the group. Kaplan's engrossing tales of the quiet courage of the women who risked their reputations and freedom to help others may.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index. In 1969 - four years before Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion - a group of women in Chicago responded to a critical problem: the danger and desperation faced by women who could not obtain legal abortions. The group set up an underground abortion referral service with a phone number and a single name: Jane. Soon in constant demand, the service saved lives while giving women affirmation of their right to control their own bodies.
Underground Abortion Service. The leaders of Jane were part of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU). Women who called seeking help spoke to a contact code named "Jane," who referred the caller to an abortion provider. As detailed in the book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service by Laura Kaplan (New York: Pantheon Books, 1995), one of Jane's goals was to give women a sense of control and knowledge in a situation that otherwise made them powerless. Jane sought to work with the women, not do something to them.
Herself a member of Jane, Kaplan describes stages in the service's brief life-from screening abortionists to.Bibliographic Details.
Herself a member of Jane, Kaplan describes stages in the service's brief life-from screening abortionists to referring clients to a particular practitioner to learning how to perform abortions themselves-and the issues of knowledge, power, responsibility, and respect, which had a key impact on interactions among participants as well as on Jane's relationships with clients, the. medical establishment, and the criminal justice system.
of Jane : The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. The story of Jane-and this story of Jane-is unfortunately, a vital one in this contemporary age.
The Story of Jane : The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. 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.
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