The main thing for me is that I don’t really want to offer this graphic novel as a political stance on abortion…. I have my feelings about it, obviously, but that was not my intention. In fact I make a point to start the book where the girls find out that they are pregnant, and I don’t address how or where or why. It doesn’t matter in this book.
I wanted to illustrate JUST that time, from when you make an appointment to when you are “done” and going back to every day life. A lot happens during that period of time that is not political, just doing what you need to do, and dealing with the emotional ups and downs of having surgery.