A newly pregnant person has three options from which to choose: Parenting, Adoption, Abortion. They are all equally valid and only the pregnant person can make the final call on what is the right one for them. For more information on all your choices, please check out Planned Parenthood’s Pregnancy Options page. If you’re overwhelmed at the potential that you might be pregnant and you don’t even know where to start, Scarleteen’s here for you with their article “Pregnancy Scared?”
Of course there is so much more to learn about abortion than we had room to fit in one brief comic. I very heartily encourage you to do some more research on your own! Some excellent resources are:
If you need some after-abortion support, Exhale is the nation’s premiere organization addressing the emotional health and wellbeing of people after abortion.
Comic Updated 3/25/15:
Medical abortion is administered up to 9 weeks of pregnancy, not 10, and at 8-9 weeks it is possible to see the embryo pass out of the body, although earlier than that and it is much more unlikely. I apologize for these initial mistakes.
I footnoted a bunch of URLs in the comic, here they are in clickable form:
The 13th-century manuscript of Pseudo-Apuleius’s Herbarium from Wikipedia’s article on Abortifacient
* PROTECT SAFE AND LEGAL ABORTION fact sheet from Planned Parenthood and The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
** The comparative safety of legal induced abortion and childbirth in the United States from the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
† Miscarriage on Planned Parenthood
‡ Induced Abortion in the United States by The Guttmacher Institute
§ Thinking About Abortion on Planned Parenthood
Meanwhile, In Seattle…
Heeeey!!! This weekend, March 27-29th, Matthew and I’ll be at the Emerald City Comicon! Here’s the deets:
Emerald City Comicon
March 27-29, Booth 1318
♥ Strip Tease: Adult Comics and the Perverts Who Draw Them with Spike, Leia Weathington & Blue Delliquanti. Friday, March 27th at 6:50PM in Hall E (TCC 303).
♥ Being Non-Compliant moderated by Patrick Reed. Friday, March 27th at 5pm in Hall E (TCC 303)
♥ ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing Saturday, March 28 at 2:50pm.