Episode 70: Jane: Abortion Before Roe
"Pregnant? Don't want to be? Call Jane." That was the catchphrase of the Chicago-based Abortion Counseling Service of Women's Liberation, better known as Jane. Before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal, the women of Jane provided safe, illegal, and affordable abortions to nearly 12,000 women in the Chicago area until seven "Janes" were arrested in 1972. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we hear from Jeanne Galatzer-Levy and Judith Arcana, two of the "Abortion Seven," as well as Jane founder Heather Booth.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 70: Jane: Abortion Before Roe." (Viewed on December 8, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/jane-abortion-roe>.