Abortion Beyond Clinics: Call Jane (Encore)

In this episode, we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for “self-managed abortions.”Amidst changes to the Supreme Court of the United States, and after decades of restrictions to abortion access across the country, people continue to find ways to make this vital procedure safer, more affordable, and more accessible. Advances in medicine and discoveries made by women themselves have changed the kind of options available outside of clinics.


Making Contact’s adaptation of a piece by Hannah Nguyen and State of the Human at the Stanford Storytelling Project: a look back at the Jane Collective of the 1970s in Chicago told by the Janes themselves; Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, Martha Scott, Judith Arcana.


Producer: Hannah Nguyen (and thanks to Jake Warga)
Music: “Universe in the Bath”, Letmeknowyouanatole; “Illumination I”, Letmeknowyouanatole; “Choose Another Way”, Letmeknowyouanatole; “Weightlessness”, Daniel Birch

Archival Sound:
Roe v. Wade, Oyez
1973 CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1/22/73), CBS
Third Presidential Debate Highlights | Trump, Clinton on Abortion, ABC News
Speaker Ryan’s Remarks at the March for Life, Speaker Paul Ryan
House’s 20-week abortion ban heads to the Senate, Fox News
And original interviews by Making Contact with:
Linci Comy, former executive director of Woman’s Choice Clinic, the West Coast Feminist Health Project
Nina Liss-Schultz, research editor at Mother Jones Magazine

This show was produced by Charlotte Landes and Lisa Rudman. The Making Contact team also includes Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani, Dylan Heuer and Sabine Blaizin.

Music Credits:
“Greylock” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Clay Pawn Shop” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Brushed Bells Leaving Home” by Daniel Birch
“Entonces” by A. A. Aalto
Chris Zabriskie – “It’s Always Too Late to Start Over” and “Readers! Do You Read”.

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