Based on real events, Ask for Jane tells the story of a group of young college women who developed an underground abortion network that helped over 11,000 women get illegal abortions in Chicago between 1969 and 1973.

There are certain stories that demand to be told. The true story of the “Jane Collective” is one of those stories. The group that became the “Janes” started with a single woman in her University of Chicago dorm room in the mid-60s quietly providing the phone number of a reliable abortion doctor to anyone who asked for it. The organization grew into a group of women who operated like a spy network, using blindfolds and code names and secret locations to help over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions in Chicago in the years 1969-1973. They even learned to perform abortions themselves.