The Janes

The Janes

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HBO documentary on an unlikely group of outlaws in America providing abortions for women in need during a time where such practices were illegal. More

Defying the state legislature that outlawed abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it, and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, the members of “Jane” risked their personal and professional lives to support women with unwanted pregnancies. In the pre-Roe v. Wade era—a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois—the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.

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2022101 minsUSAHBO Documentary Films, Pentimento Productions
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The Janes | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

In sticking to the facts, it remains plenty rousing.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A worthy account of some crazily courageous young women...

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NPR

NPR

It's so good and unfortunately more timely than ever.

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CNN

CNN

This is a beyond-timely look at the past, with an eye very much on the near future.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There isn't an unmemorable interview in the film.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A peppy history lesson of (the JANE Collective's) heroism.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Lessin and Pildes do a masterful job of putting the Janes in historical context...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It’s a gripping historical document, regardless of where one stands on the central argument.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

These women were outlaws. They were also heroes, and it's high time more people recognised them as such. The Janes is a great start.

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The Janes | Release Details

The Janes is available to stream in Australia now on Binge.