The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

janeby Laura Kaplan

History (U.S.), 334 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, June 9, 1997
ISBN-13: 978-0226424217
ISBN-10: 0226424219

“During the four years before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, the 100 members of Jane helped some 11,000 women end their pregnancies….There is more in this remarkable book that will further raise eyebrows….Kaplan’s engrossing tales of the quiet courage of the women who risked their reputations and freedom to help others may remind many readers of other kinds of outlaws who have resisted tyranny throughout history.”—Chicago Sun-Times