Often, after miscarriage, people say, ‘just try again.’ What then for the work of grief? How do you get over what you cannot get over? The kind of loss in the experience of miscarriage is not socially or culturally recognized as a kind of death. The Pregnancy ≠ Childbearing Project seeks solidarity among women who have known pregnancy independent of the politics and rhetoric of pro-life discourse, and in doing so, holds the pro-life agenda accountable for the silencing of women, arguing that alienates them from each other and their own experiences.
Philosophers are likely to wonder why Scuro chose the unconventional medium of the graphic novel to convey her experience. The narrative flow for the events’ unfolding is essential, as are the images. The graphic novel allows us to see things from Scuro’s perspective, even as they are blurred by time and sometimes deliberately lacking in detail. […] These aspects and more make the form of the graphic novel an excellent choice.