Jun 3, 2022 - News

Why a booklet about 1970s abortions has renewed resonance

An image of a book about abortions on a bookshelf at Half-Price Books.
A booklet about abortions in Chicago in the lead-up to the Roe decision, for sale at Half-Price Books on South Lamar. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Spotted on a shelf at the Half-Price Books on South Lamar Boulevard on Wednesday, the booklet "Jane: Documents from Chicago's Clandestine Abortion Service, 1968-1973."

The big picture: Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which assures federal protections for abortion.

  • Texas' so-called trigger law, which would make abortions a felony, would go into effect in 30 days if Roe is repealed.
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