Ask For Jane
CAST: Cody Horn, Chloe Levine, Alison Wright DIRECTOR: Rachel Carey TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Chicago, 1969... Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. When a pregnant student at the University of Chicago attempts to take her own life, Rose (Cait Cortelyou) and Janice (Cody Horn) find a doctor willing to perform the procedure in secret to save the woman's life. Sparked by this experience, Rose and Janice form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the Janes help thousands of women... but they can't hide from the police forever. Based on a true story, this group of determined Midwestern women inspired an entire generation to take control of their bodies and their activism resonates through to today as abortion rights and Roe v. Wade are under attack now more than ever.
Ask For Jane depicts an important chapter in history and reminds us why women risked so much to help one another at a very dark and dangerous time.Loren King, AWFJ Women on Film
The story demands to be told and seen by the widest audiences possible.Kristen Lopez, Citizen Dame