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Gillian Anderson on The Janes: an abortion underground network

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By Gillian Anderson

This week, the women behind HBO's latest documentary. As we anticipate the Supreme Court ruling on Roe vs Wade, Gillian chooses this story which has captured many people across multiple mediums. Offering a window - and a reminder of collective strength and action - into a not-so-distant future. This is the story of an underground organization in Chicago that helped women safely access abortion, which at the time was generally illegal in all but four states. The women behind the network risked their freedom to offer people who found themselves with an unwanted pregnancy to “call Jane.” This is What Do I Know?! with Gillian Anderson. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be listening to a series of curated audio articles, exploring a range of deeply human stories of social challenges, sexual liberation, phenomenal women and much more. Join us every other Thursday for new episodes as we go on a collective journey of discovery, asking ourselves to truly question, ‘What do I know?!”

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