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Jane: An Abortion Service
a video by Nell Lundy and Kate Kirtz-1996 (2.0 megabytes)

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In this video clip, Judith Arcana talks about how she first became involved with the Abortion Counseling Service or "Jane". Today, Judith is a writer and college professor. You may read samples of her abortion writings HERE.

The Abortion Counseling Service began as an underground referral group. Eventually Jane members decided to perform the abortions themselves.

Former Jane members estimate that they performed more than 11,000 illegal abortions. Working under difficult clandestine conditions, Jane became legendary on the streets of Chicago for the quality of its care and the dedication of its members.

Note: This video is also available through our Jane Special Feature

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