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One day during her pregnancy, activist and “Jane Collective” founder Heather Booth got the scare of a lifetime.

As told by The Janes, a documentary from directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes that makes its debut Wednesday on HBO, the Jane Collective was a fearless act of defiance born out of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Chicago. Jane operated from 1968 to 1973 as an underground abortion network in the Second City, connecting women with safe health care at a time when Roe v. Wade had not yet sanctified safe, legal abortions as a federally protected right.

The Booth anecdote didn’t make the final cut, Lessin told The Daily Beast during a recent interview, but it crystallizes the message they wanted their film to drive home.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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