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Comics examining women’s strange place in this tale we call life.
“After an Appleton clinic temporarily suspended abortions earlier this year due to funding issues, there are only three clinics that provide abortions remaining in Wisconsin…NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin announced recently that it is piloting a program in Madison to provide food, lodging and support for Wisconsin women who have to travel long distances to receive an abortion.”
“The Blank Space (continued), or, Night Fell in the Hole” takes up where our last installment of “The Blank Space” left off. Read part one here, browse part two below, and stay tuned for what happens next in the non-linear, monthly serialization of a project known in its entirety (as it inches toward bookhood) as The Conditions of Our Togetherness.
Coming up as a teenager in a mostly progressive environment, the message about abortion was clear—my body, my choice. I felt happy and empowered by my fist-pumping right to make decisions about my reproductive present and future. The politics behind this choice were relatively clear to me. In school I learned the basics: Roe v. Wade and the history of organizations like Planned Parenthood. I have always been grateful for the right to choose. But not once was there any discussion, in school or elsewhere, of what it actually meant to have an abortion in the physical sense. Like, what actually happens when you go in to have one? Once a woman decides to have an abortion, what choices does she have? These are all very important questions that so few seem to talk about—except for Leah Hayes, that is. Continue reading
From The Conditions of Our Togetherness, a serialized book-in-progress appearing monthly, here on Weird Sister.