Jane Cawthorne is a passionate advocate for women's rights and a woman's right to choose. For the past two decades, she has volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting women’s rights, social justice, reproductive rights and sexual health. She lives and writes in Calgary, Canada.
You can read more about her thoughts on reproductive rights and current issues in the pro-choice community on her blog at http://www.abortionmonologues.blogspot.ca/
Jane started her career as a public school teacher. She received an M. Ed. from the University of Toronto with a research focus on new reproductive and genetic technology and biotechnology. She was an instructor of Women's Studies at Mount Royal College where she won the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. During her time at Mount Royal, she published articles on women's health, education and public policy.
Jane has been writing professionally since 2007. Her other writing has appeared in literary and academic journals, magazines and newspapers. In 2012, her essay “Something As Big As A Mountain” was first runner up in the 2012 Prism International Creative Non-Fiction Contest. In 2011, her story “Weight” which appeared in FreeFall magazine was a finalist for the Writers Guild of Alberta Howard O'Hagan Prize for Short Fiction.
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The Abortion Monologues
by Jane Cawthorne
Approx. 16,330 words.
Published on March 26, 2012.
In these dramatic monologues, twenty-three women reveal the details of their lives, relationships and families as they tell the stories of their abortions. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always thought provoking, The Abortion Monologues exist in stark contrast to the real world in which women seldom publicly discuss this choice.
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