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Before Roe v. Wade: The Radical Underground Abortion Network
Participants Rachel Carey, Clara Bingham, Elizabeth Sackler

Journalist Clara Bingham and director Rachel Carey will discuss the dangers of today’s new abortion restrictions and how history might be on the brink of repeating itself. Bingham will speak about her recent Vanity Fair exposé about the secret underground abortion network code-named Jane, operated by renegade feminists in Chicago before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. Carey is the director of the 2019 film, Ask for Jane, the first narrative feature telling the intimate story of how a network of women students at the University of Chicago assisted 11,000 women from 1969 to 1973. Elizabeth Sackler introduces the program.

Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.