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The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan
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bookshelves: nonfiction, feminism, history, womens-history

Jane was an underground abortion network made up of women’s liberation activists which was active in the Chicago area in the years immediately prior to the Roe v. Wade decision. The Story of Jane is an examination of this amazing example of grassroots organising, written by one of the women involved. More than once I was astounded by the things the members of Jane were willing to do in order to make safe abortions available to as many women as possible, and by their logistical savvy. This is essential reading for anyone looking to understand the history of feminism and the struggle for reproductive rights. My hope is that it won’t become essential reading for American women who find themselves needing to rebuild Jane in the near future.
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Reading Progress

August 21, 2019 – Started Reading
August 21, 2019 – Shelved
August 21, 2019 –
page 10
2.92%
August 23, 2019 –
page 60
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August 24, 2019 –
page 130
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August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: feminism
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: history
August 25, 2019 – Shelved as: womens-history
August 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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