Silent Comic

Comic

A silent comic on the consequences of the strict demographic policy in communist Romania, when abortion and contraception were completely banned between 1966 and 1989 under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

By 1989, an estimated 10,000 women had died as a result of unsafe abortion procedures.  The real number of deaths might have been much higher, as women who sought abortions and those who helped them faced years of imprisonment if caught. Maternal mortality skyrocketed, doubling between 1965 and 1989.

– for The Millionaire´s Club, Leipzig’s annual Comics & Graphics Festival, this year from March 13th-15th