Comics for Choice Illustrated Abortion Stories, History, and Politics

Hazel Newlevant (Editor); Whit Taylor (Editor); O K Fox (Editor)


Publisher: Silver Sprocket
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 308
Released: March 22, 2023
ISBN-13: 9798886200140

Comics for Choice is an anthology of comics about abortion. As this fundamental reproductive right continues to be stigmatized and jeopardized, over sixty artists and writers have created comics that boldly share their own experiences, and educate readers on the history of abortion, current political struggles, activism, and more. Lawyers, activists, medical professionals, historians, and abortion fund volunteers have teamed up with cartoonists and illustrators to share their knowledge in accessible comics form.

The stories in Comics for Choice showcase a wide range of abortion experiences from a diverse array of voices: trans voices, older voices, activist voices--relatable voices. With passionate pen strokes, artists share highly personal, moving, and even funny stories that defy stigma and stereotypes. From the days of illegal abortion services, to nationwide legalization, to modern-day struggles of clinic closures and unequal access, contributors give an entertaining primer on the history of abortion in America, and how far we still have to go. Readers will be encouraged to get involved--standing up for abortion rights, fighting abortion stigma, making links between intersecting forms of oppression, and learning about reproductive justice.

"In a time when reproductive rights are under attack, Comics for Choice is a truthful narration of what often gets lost—the history of abortion and the lived experiences of women and people who need abortion."—Cecile Richards, Former President of Planned Parenthood

Comics for Choice contains comics from exciting cartoonists like Sophia Foster-Dimino (Sex Fantasy), Leah Hayes (Not Funny Ha-Ha
), Archie Bongiovanni (A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Grease Bats), Jennifer Camper (Rude Girls and Dangerous Women), Ally Shwed (Sex Bomb Strikes Again) and Kat Fajardo (Gringa!, La Raza Anthology), and reproductive justice scholars like Rickie Solinger, (Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know
) Renee Bracey Sherman (Program Director, We Testify), and Dr. Cynthia Greenlee (Senior Editor, Rewire).

This updated edition includes a new cover and additional comics that address the changing landscape of abortion rights.

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