Jane: An Abortion Service

An underground feminist collective in Chicago performed 12,000 safe abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade.

Premiere Date
December 1, 1997
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
  • Award laurels-r Created with Sketch.
    1995 Chicago International Film Festival-Silver Hugo
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    1996 Atlanta International Film Festival / DocuFest Atlanta-Best of Festival, Documentary
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    1996 National Educational Media Network-Silver Apple
  • Producer

    Kate Kirtz


    Nell Lundy

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    The Film

    From 1965 to 1973, “Jane” was a Chicago-based feminist collective which consisted of approximately 120 women who counseled, assisted in, and ultimately performed 12,000 safe, but illegal abortions. Speaking publicly for the first time, members of the anonymous underground collective, and women who were served at "Jane," share their experiences.