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Lane Lyceum: “Call Jane” Movie Showing & Discussion

by | Feb 23, 2023

*Update: Resources discussed in this past/recorded Lane Lyceum can be found organized below!


Call Jane Lane Lyceum Discussion Tuesday, February 28th 7:30pm - 9:00pm On Zoom Zoom link:

Call Jane Movie Screening
This Sunday, February 26th
4:00pm at First Parish in Needham

Call Jane Lane Lyceum Discussion
Tuesday, February 28th
7:30pm – 9:00pm, On Zoom
Zoom link:

Call Jane is a timely fictional dramatization of a woman seeking abortion care during the 1960s and the grassroots support for reproductive rights and reproductive justice provided by the Jane Collective. The February 28th Lane Lyceum, will focus on a review of the film with grounding in a historical context, including details and comparison to the real life members of Jane. We will discuss the medical and social impact of abortion restrictions before Roe v. Wade and where we stand now as a nation post the Dobbs decision. The Lyceum will be on Zoom.

There will be an in-person showing of the film at First Parish in Needham on Sunday, February 26 from  4-6pm. For those who are unable to join us or would like to watch it at home, it can be streamed on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime and other streaming services for a fee.

Leading our discussion will be Dr. Tracy Zinner and Massachusetts attorney Kari Ross. 

Tracy Zinner, MD, (she/her), is an Obstetrician Gynecologist practicing in Brookline, Massachusetts.  She is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, provides obstetrical care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and gynecologic operative care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital. She graduated from Medical School at Duke University in 1998 and completed the Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s combined residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2002.  The counseling and performance of medical and surgical abortions and post abortion care has been part of her general ob/gyn practice for over 20 years.

Kari Ross, Esq., (they/them), graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2020 and currently provides direct legal services as part of a client-centered medical legal partnership out of Boston. They are a member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, as well as several local, state, and national Bar Associations. Before law school, Kari Ross worked in abortion care, community organizing, and emergency medicine.They are glad to bring to the discussion their history of committed activism around reproductive justice, work in medical & abortion spaces, and training as an attorney to discuss the important issues surrounding abortion access in America. 



Reproductive Equity Now
Reproductive Equity Now works to make equitable access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care a reality for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, income, zip code, gender, age, immigration status, ability, sexual orientation, or religion. Advancing reproductive justice and eliminating barriers to safe, legal abortion care are central to our mission.

EMA (Eastern MA) Abortion
The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund works to reduce social and economic barriers to abortion care through movement building, advocacy, education, and direct aid.

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts
ARFWM provides financial assistance to people in Western Massachusetts seeking abortions.

National Abortion Federation
The mission of the National Abortion Federation is to
unite, represent, serve, and support abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care.

National Abortion Hotline
The National Abortion Hotline is the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion provider information and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. We provide callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, and information on providers of quality abortion care. We also provide case management services and limited financial assistance to help you afford the cost of your care and travel-related expenses. The Hotline is free and offers services to everyone, regardless of your individual situation.

Side with
Side with Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcome to join.

Repro Legal Defense Fund
The Repro Legal Defense Fund provides bail and strong defenses for anyone criminalized for something that happens during pregnancy, and the folks who directly support them.

The Miscarriage and Abortion
How It Works:
When you call or text the helpline, you will reach a trained medical professional.You can remain completely anonymous as you won’t be asked for any identifying information. Their volunteer providers are some of the country’s leading experts in abortion care. They will help support you by answering your questions with empathy and medical expertise.
*This hotline does not provide prescriptions or abortion pills.

Plan C is a public health meets creative campaign, started in 2015 by a small but mighty team of veteran public health advocates, researchers, social justice activists and digital strategists. Plan C transforms access to abortion in the US by normalizing the self-directed option of abortion pills by mail.

I Need an A
With 3 non-personally-identifiable pieces of information I-Need-an-A is able to give people seeking abortions the information most relevant to their individual circumstances. They show everyone their closest clinics, but if you enter that you’re a minor in a state with parental consent laws, they show you that information too. If you click a button asking saying “How am I going to afford this?,” they show you your state’s Abortion Funds and Practical Support Networks. If you’re under 12-weeks and in a state that allows telemedicine and abortion pills by mail, they show that as an option. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to find the information and resources that apply to them, without having to sift through a lot of noise or, worse, misinformation and stigma from anti-abortion organizations.

Dopo is an international reproductive justice co-operative of doulas, educators, artists, and advocates on a mission to provide holistic, stigma-free abortion care and redefine how we experience and talk about abortion in our communities.

National Network of Abortion Funds
The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

TBH (To Be Honest) Planned Parenthood
(To Be Honest: Just the facts. No judgment. No apologies.)
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