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

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An extraordinary history by one of its members, this is the first account of Jane's evolution, the conflicts within the group, and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves. 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.

About Laura Kaplan

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Published January 13, 1996 by Pantheon. 314 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Here Kaplan, a community organizer who was a founding member of Jane, describes the organization's effectiveness: It helped more than 11,000 women obtain abortions, and the group's members provided them with counseling before, during, and after the procedure, explaining each part of the process i...

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Initially Jane was a referral agency only, but as demand grew, members became involved in counseling and attended clients' abortions, and some eventually trained to perform the abortions.

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