April 30, 2017

Jane: An Abortion Service

Images courtesy of Women Make Movies

Harper’s Magazine, n+1, and Women Make Movies present a screening of the documentary JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE, followed by a conversation with Laura Kaplan, the author of The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, and the journalist Madeleine Schwartz.

Jane: An Abortion Service follows the activities of a Chicago-based women’s health collective, members of which performed—without formal medical training—nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973. An interview with some of its members appears in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine


April 30, 2017

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Advance tickets: $5 (via Brown Paper Tickets)
At the door: $10


With special thanks to the members of Jane.

Laura Kaplan is an activist and author. She was a member of Jane and a founding member of the Emma Goldman Women’s Health Center in Chicago.

Madeleine Schwartz is an assistant editor at The New York Review of Books.


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