THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Jane O’Brien Reilly
“My activism was born out of a sincere sense of mission and calling, rooted deeply in a bedrock of religious purpose.”
Catholics for a Free Choice. Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, November 2019
Photo 1. Speaking at a Catholics for Free Choice event, 1990. Photo 2. Speaking at a Pro-choice Rally in 1991, held in response to Operation Rescue’s “Summer of Mercy” disruptions of clinic access in Wichita, KS, at Dr. George Tiller’s clinic. These events eventually led to the passage of the The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
More About Jane:
- Background information on Jane
- Select Newspaper Clippings
- The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE)
- Women’s Ordination Conference