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Not Funny Ha-Ha
Not Funny Ha-Ha | Leah Hayes
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Not Funny Ha-Ha is a bold, slightly wry graphic novel illustrating the lives of two young women from different cultural, family, and financial backgrounds who go through two different abortions (medical and surgical). It follows them through the process of choosing a clinic, reaching out to friends, partners, and/or family, and eventually the procedure(s) itself. It simply shows what happens when a woman goes through it, no questions asked. Despite the fact that so many women and girls have abortions every day, in every city, all around us, it can be a lonely experience. Not Funny Ha-Ha is a little bit technical, a little bit moving, and often funny, in a format uniquely suited to communicate. The book is meant to be a non-judgmental, comforting, even humorous look at what a woman can go through during an abortion. Although the subject matter is heavy, the illustrations are light. The author takes a step back from putting forth any personal opinion whatsoever, simply laying out the events and possible emotional repercussions that could, and often do occur.
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ClairesReads
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Straightforward and honest. It‘s significant that this book exists as part of an open dialogue about an experience that touches more people than we imagine.

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LinusTheWonderPup
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bitterbear
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I feel like torturing @Grrlbrarian today!! ?? I had a theme when I picked out most of your gifts... "What would you bring on a beach outing...." 4 more days ?????

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BookishFeminist
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Part 3/3. To honor the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, here are some fiction books that tackle the subject of abortion to help #AborttheStigma. Fiction is one of the best ways to empathize and understand why reproductive choice is important and benefits society at large as well as women. Safe healthcare and options are important for all of us. I'd love to hear about more books since it's under-addressed in fiction, so add your recs below! 🚺

hyacinth I was super happy to see your posts start with 1/3 because I knew there was more to look forward to. This is so important and I hope to read all these books. 3y
pocketmermaid I love "When She Woke"! 3y
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JAMZ
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I loved this book--painful at moments but necessary. So informative, I learned so much about the physical act of the abortion, the emotions, the actuality of it.

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amgadbois
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An empathetic, non-judgemental, and non-condescending guide to getting a medical or surgical abortion. I wish high schoolers read this during sex Ed.