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Abortion Beyond Clinics Pt. 1: Call Jane

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Stop Making Decisions Over My Body

In a special 2 part program by Making Contact 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.

Special thanks to Jake Warga and Hannah Nguyen (State of the Human, at Stanford Storytelling Project) for the Janes piece and to the Mary Wohlford Foundation.

Image Credit: Robin Marty, McAllen Texas 1/21/2017 

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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 1970’s 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


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


  • Episode Producers:  Charlotte Landes, Lisa Rudman
  • Freelance Producer: Hannah Nguyen
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Outreach & Distribution Assistant: Dylan Heuer  


  • Greylock by Blue Dot Sessions
  • Clay Pawn Shop by Blue Dot Sessions
  • Brushed Bells Leaving Home by Daniel Birch
  • Moby Gratis
  • Entonces by A. A. Aalto


Author: Radio Project

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