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Podcast Episode 09

Looking for Jane

with Heather Marshall
Hosted by Janet Somerville

Looking for Jane

with Heather Marshall
Hosted by Janet Somerville
Heather Marshall - Photo by Amanda Kopcic

Weaving together the lives of three women,  Looking for Jane  is an unforgettable debut about the devastating consequences that come from a lack of choice - and the enduring power of a mother’s love. Don’t miss this conversation between Janet Somerville and Heather Marshall.


The year 2017

When Angela Creighton discovers a mysterious letter containing a life-shattering confession in a stack of forgotten mail, she is determined to find the intended recipient. Her search takes her back to the 1970s when a group of daring women operated an illegal underground abortion network in Toronto known only by its whispered code name: Jane....


The year 1971

As a teenager, Dr. Evelyn Taylor was sent to a home for “fallen” women where she was forced to give up her baby for adoption - a trauma she has never recovered from. Despite harrowing police raids and the constant threat of arrest, she joins the Jane Network as an abortion provider, determined to give other women the choice she never had.


The year 1980

After discovering a shocking secret about her family history, 20-year-old Nancy Mitchell begins to question everything she has ever known. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she feels like she has no one to turn to for help. Grappling with her decision, she locates “Jane” and finds a place of her own alongside Dr. Taylor within the network’s ranks, but she can never escape the lies that haunt her.


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