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Before Roe v. Wade: The Radical Underground Abortion Network

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2–4 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Journalist Clara Bingham and film director Rachel Carey discuss the dangers of today’s new abortion restrictions—and how history might be on the brink of repeating itself. Bingham speaks about her recent Vanity Fair exposé on the secret underground abortion network, code-named “Jane,” that was 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 provided abortion assistance to 11,000 women from 1969 to 1973. Elizabeth Sackler introduces the program.

Free with Museum admission.

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

This program is made possible by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.