An extraordinary history by one of its members, this is the first account of Jane’s evolution, the conflicts within the group, and the impact its work had both on the women it helped and the members themselves. This book stands as a compelling testament to a woman’s most essential freedom–control over her own body–and to the power of women helping women.
About Laura Kaplan
Laura Kaplan was a member of Jane. She was also a founding member of a Chicago-based women’s health-care center and has worked as a lay midwife, an advocate for nursing-home residents, and in various other community-organizing efforsts, including establishing a… More about Laura Kaplan
“A dramatic and important piece of women’s history.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“As a study of this remarkable but little-known phenomenon, this book will be of value to anyone interested in women’s health, the women’s movement, and women’s reproductive health and rights, particularly now that those rights are coming under increasing attack.” —Library Journal