The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan audiobook

The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service

By Laura Kaplan
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Blackstone Publishing 9780226625324
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First published in 1997, The Story of Jane recounts the evolution of Jane, the underground group in Chicago that performed abortion services before the procedure was legalized. 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. A movie based on the book, titled This is Jane, is being produced by Amazon Studios, with Michelle Williams attached to star.

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Summary

First published in 1997, The Story of Jane recounts the evolution of Jane, the underground group in Chicago that performed abortion services before the procedure was legalized. 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.

A movie based on the book, titled This is Jane, is being produced by Amazon Studios, with Michelle Williams attached to star.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kaplan’s account of this remarkable story recaptures the political idealism of the early ’70s.” San Francisco Chronicle
“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
"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.” Seattle Weekly
“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.” Newsday
“Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has pieced together the histories of the anonymous, average-sounding women who transformed themselves into outlaws.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A dramatic and important piece of women’s history.” Publishers Weekly
“This is lively, nuanced history that brings to life the hopes, terrors, and disappointments of a movement committed to giving women control over their own bodies.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Laura Kaplan

Author Bio: Laura Kaplan

Laura Kaplan was a member of Jane and founding member of the Emma Goldman Women’s Health Center in Chicago. After moving to rural Wisconsin, she attended home births as a lay-midwife and established a shelter-based program for battered women. When she moved to the East Coast, she worked as an advocate for nursing home residents and was the managed care project director for Citizen Action of New York. She is on the board of the National Women’s Health Network and has been involved in a variety of community projects. She continues to lecture about Jane.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English