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In this audio clip former Jane volunteers (pictured above) tell what motivated them to begin doing the abortions themselves. The Service had a complex and often difficult relationship with an abortionist named "Mike". Although no one questioned his skill as an abortionist, he was not actually a medical doctor. Eventually "Mike" began training Jane volunteers to do the procedure. After "Mike" departed, Jane became an all woman service.

Audio and individual pictures are from Jane: An Abortion Service, a film by Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy(1996). Background photo by Elaine Wessel.

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