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The brilliant HEATHER MARSHALL on the Vital Importance of Reproductive Rights, her masterful debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, about a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories, and so much more!
Episode 295th May 2022 • Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot • Marilyn Barefoot
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Heather Marshall's debut novel LOOKING FOR JANE, is ALL ABOUT women fighting for their reproductive rights. So it could not be more relevant to bring you this conversation with Heather, on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court voting to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that was circulated inside the court and obtained by major media outlets.

Heather's thoughts and vast knowledge on this topic is beyond worthy of your time and attention. We discuss the vital importance of reproductive rights - not just for women/women-identifying folks - but for ALL humankind regardless of sex or gender, her totally masterful debut novel, the reason this topic is so deeply important to her, how she came up with the idea for the book, and so much more.

Heather Marshall lives with her family near Toronto. She completed master’s degrees in Canadian History and Political Science, and worked in politics and communications before turning her attention to her true passion: storytelling. Looking for Jane is her debut novel. Visit her website and connect on social channels at


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