These Women Provided Illegal Abortions Before Roe v. Wade. Will Activists Have to Go Underground Again?

from democracy now.

As Roe v. Wade faces unprecedented attacks across the country, we look at the history of a radical underground feminist organization called Jane that provided safe abortions for women despite the procedure being illegal. The story begins in 1969, when a group of women in Chicago set up a hotline to offer counseling and provide abortion services to women in need. To reach the underground feminist abortion service, all you had to do was call a phone number and ask for Jane. The group went on to provide at least 11,000 women with abortions before Roe was decided in 1973. In Part 2 of our discussion, we speak with two former members of Jane: Laura Kaplan and Alice Fox. Laura Kaplan is the author of “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.”

Hoodie Melo takes anarchist resistance underground

Over the last couple of years, we here at ANEWS have been on the cutting edge of reporting live and directly on the NBA’s most famous anarchist basketball player, Carmelo Anthony. We’ve covered stories of him wearing a black arm band in solidarity with anarchist resistance world wide and hoodie Melo single handly keeping the NY Knicks franchise afloat in the worst place on earth, NYC. Today, we’re taking a look at Melo and answering the question of – where is he now? The answer may surprise some.

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