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The Abortion Monologues


Jane Cawthorne



Praise for The Abortion Monologues


Cawthorne’s insightful prose captures the complex circumstances surrounding a woman’s decision to terminate a pregnancy. The Abortion Monologues gives a voice to the perspectives of real women who are all too often missing from the public debate. These powerful monologues have the potential to change the way people talk about abortion.

-Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation


The Abortion Monologues was a perfect fit for the Alumnae Theatre, a women’s theatre group whose mandate includes producing plays that make people think, feature strong roles for women and are written by Canadian playwrights. From the moment we discovered Jane’s beautiful play, to the presentation of our staged reading less than two months later, the feeling of excitement just grew and grew. We timed the event to conicide with the G20 Summit in Toronto and our sold-out audience received it very enthusiastically. All felt honoured and grateful to be part of this wonderful expression of love and support for women and our right to choose.

-Dinah Watts on behalf of the Alumnae Theatre



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