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The Janes (dir. Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes, 2022, 101 min)

In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago, arresting seven women who had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortion. They called themselves "Jane." This documentary offers first-hand account from women at the center of the group, who risked their personal and professional lives to provide low-cost and free abortions to over 10,000 women in the pre-Roe v. Wade era, when abortion was a crime in most states.

Cosponsored by Women’s Studies

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