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As we reported back on March 12, Garry Trudeau has done it again. The intrepid comic strip author has ventured into forbidden political territory once more, and is banned by many publications again. Here is Part 6 of the banned Doonesbury Abortion Cartoon. -- ma/RSN

The banned Doonesbury Abortion Cartoon: Part 6. (image: Universal Uclick)
The banned Doonesbury Abortion Cartoon: Part 6. (image: Universal Uclick)


The Banned Doonesbury Abortion Cartoon:
Part 6 (The Finale)

Garry Trudeau, Reader Supported News

24 March 12

 

As we reported back on March 12, Garry Trudeau has done it again. The intrepid comic strip author has ventured into forbidden political territory once more, and is banned by many publications again. Here is Part 6 of the banned Doonesbury Abortion Cartoon. -- ma/RSN



Doonesbury's banned abortion series: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6



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+203 # LAellie33 2012-03-24 20:37
Thank you Doonesbury! You are a credit to the cause of freedom, liberty and justice for all. The tea party republicans talk about freedom but are perpetuating a War Against Women and men denying them their rights - bill by bill, law by law - under the guise of religion. We must end this continuing destructive pattern. Vote for Democrats at the polls in November. Keep Obama in the White House! Protect the 99%.
 
 
+77 # billybookworm 2012-03-25 09:57
Any editor who refused to run these should be ashamed to show up for work. Write to them and let them know that.
 
 
+10 # jeanrodenbough 2012-03-25 12:32
Quoting billybookworm:
Any editor who refused to run these should be ashamed to show up for work. Write to them and let them know that.

The Greensboro, NC News-Record also chose not to run this series -- instead they are running old cartoons, noting that Gary Trudeau is "on vacation."
 
 
+130 # X Dane 2012-03-24 22:24
The republicans don't just invade your vagina they attack you wallet too..........
That's their Idea of SMALL government????
 
 
+28 # Obwon 2012-03-25 06:49
Quoting X Dane:
The republicans don't just invade your vagina they attack you wallet too..........
That's their Idea of SMALL government????


"Bill Baby Bill"!!!
 
 
-77 # Robt Eagle 2012-03-25 15:09
that is insane, according to the cartoon, the young lady wants an abortion...why should the American taxpayer pay for the abortion and to prevent the situation contraceptive drugs and/or supplies. It is not something the taxpayer should be responsible for. It is the individual's responsibility.
 
 
+36 # SouthBrun 2012-03-25 20:35
I would rather my tax dollars pay for that than to pay for Cheney's new heart that should have gone to a qualified person.
 
 
+4 # mgrosent 2012-03-26 12:05
Carefukl SouthBrun. You have fallen into the argumentum ad hominum fallicy.
Tax dollars should pay for the indigent's abortions 'cause if they don't, they (we) will pay for OB care and beyond.
I'm a libertarian, but unfortunately in the Welfare State, we have to do the best we can to save us taxpayers dollars. This is a not so rare case in which we must be realistic: It's the money, not the principle.
 
 
+3 # kyzipster 2012-03-27 09:40
The principle is what will keep the US from ever becoming anything but a 'welfare state' as you see it. Most people expect solutions from the government when they see their fellow citizens suffering. That is why Libertarianism is incompatible with democracy. We don't want millions of people living and dying in tent cities on the edge of town. If you think churches and other do gooders would pick up the slack without their federal handouts, you're not being very realistic.
 
 
+10 # GravityWave 2012-03-25 23:33
I think it is religions' responsibility to pay for your own churches, taxes and all the religious subsidies religions get, but my tax money still goes for those things. Meanwhile churches have the money to give away all manner of scripts, lies, bad advice, and bitching for free while they get richer and richer. Meanwhile you don't have the good sense to keep your religion to yourself but support things like this idiot bill that is being sited here by Doonesberry. How un-American is that???
 
 
+11 # Pickwicky 2012-03-26 13:58
Robt Eagle

What about Viagra? Should taxpayers be dunned for a man's fun? What about pain killers--perhap s the person in pain should bite on a bullet? Maybe taxpayers would rather pay for the bullet.

AND NOW FOR A SERIOUS QUESTION: would taxpayers rather pay for contraceptives (comparatively inexpensive) or pre-natal care and delivery (pretty damn expensive)?
 
 
+14 # rosaleee 2012-03-26 16:13
Quoting Robt Eagle:
that is insane, according to the cartoon, the young lady wants an abortion...why should the American taxpayer pay for the abortion and to prevent the situation contraceptive drugs and/or supplies. It is not something the taxpayer should be responsible for. It is the individual's responsibility.


First of all, taxpayer funds do not pay for abortions. AND the issue over coverage of contraception is NOT about government payment for contraception, but THE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

But of course, I am sure your only "trusted" source of information on the subject is Faux Noise.
 
 
+6 # kyzipster 2012-03-27 06:35
Who is going to pay for all of these unnecessary procedures legislated by Republicans that the cartoon is making fun of? 'Smaller government', what hypocrites. I believe that was the point of the joke.
 
 
+100 # cordleycoit 2012-03-24 22:46
It is strange to do cartoons as documentary.The real life Republicans are busy bulling women, telling everyone what they can read and cannot. The endles abuse may sink in at last. The cowardly M.D.s have not weighed in nor have the Nurses associations, unions. Looking around the big tent I do not see NOW. All I do see are people offended by the male publishers and editors who try to hide the truth. Republicans are losers and bully boys, call their bluff.
 
 
+15 # X Dane 2012-03-24 23:16
cordleycoit. The doctors will make money! So why do you expect them to speak up?? Our country are all about money.
 
 
+15 # Rick Levy 2012-03-25 00:02
"The cowardly M.D.s have not weighed in nor have the Nurses associations, unions."

Nurses unions are predominantly female, so why haven't they (and women physicians for that matter)spoken up? By their silence they are aiding and abetting the anti-choice crowd and the rethuglicans.

Don't blame men for this one.
 
 
+16 # tswhiskers 2012-03-25 11:23
On the contrary, it was men who made these laws that abase women and attempt to exert control over them.
 
 
-61 # Robt Eagle 2012-03-25 15:11
how is any law abasing women? This is absurd...male or female, the individual must take responsibility for their actions and/or inactions. Why is the rest of society responsible for the result of someone's bad decisions???
 
 
+24 # Pikewich 2012-03-25 15:36
Robt,

Is that what you would want to hear if you were to develop cancer? It is your fault? You deal with the $80,000 per year treatment?
 
 
+12 # SouthBrun 2012-03-25 20:36
If you took the time, even you could find out that there are other reasons that women take The Pill. Many married women get abortions.
 
 
+7 # GravityWave 2012-03-26 00:02
It is some very idiotic men who are waging this war on women. It is the same bunch of men who refuse to help women whose husbands have run out on, who refuse to help the children men leave behind, who don't want to help women with insurance for the children, who have taken away support for single women to go back to school so they can support their children themselves, who fight every law we try to pass that would help women and children in any way, shape or form.

It is men who prey on women like vultures when they are least able to protect themselves at work, in the streets, when they are single parents trying to protect their children and just about all the rest of time. Look how many Republicans have affairs outside of marriage. A few Democrats have also but by far it is Republicans who can't keep their pants zipped. The same people who won't pay women equal pay for equal work, who look at women like they have a target painted on their asses, who see women as people to be exploited, bullied, abused. It is even hard for a women to get justice for rape and now these same men want a women to have to raise children of the worst, most hateful and painful, thing a women ever has to go through. But you won't lift a finger to really help her or the children or even save her life. Republican men are despicable.

And you all brag about being christian. You pack of predatory maggots! No one can defend this bill. Especially men.
 
 
+6 # tswhiskers 2012-03-26 12:21
Quoting Robt Eagle:
how is any law abasing women? This is absurd...male or female, the individual must take responsibility for their actions and/or inactions. Why is the rest of society responsible for the result of someone's bad decisions???

Robert, how better to control women than by forcing them to spend their time, money and emotional resources to raise children they do not want and may not feel fit to raise? Men have NEVER been forced to deal with that responsibility. They can always run away from family responsibilitie s. A good example: The President's own father went back to Kenya leaving his wife to raise 2 children without his support or help. As for abasing women, when have childrearing and housekeeping had any kind of acknowledgement or respect? It is necessary and unpleasant that is ignored by EVERYONE. When did you last thank or even acknowledge your wife or mother for doing your laundry, cleaning your house or cooking your meals?
 
 
+6 # Pickwicky 2012-03-26 14:04
Robt--did you mean that males must take responsibility for the baby they helped produce on a one night stand. Do you know a lot of men that willingly do that? And how about date rape? It's increasing, as you may know.
 
 
+1 # kyzipster 2012-03-27 06:40
Taking a job with insurance coverage is taking personal responsibility.

Suggesting that the government is handing out free birth control and abortions because of this dispute about labor and insurance regulations is nothing but one more big fat Republican lie.

Should a church be allowed to employ a 12 year old for hard labor in a factory based on religious grounds? Where do we draw the line?
 
 
+32 # DPax 2012-03-25 15:17
"Don't blame men for this one."

Why not? By and large, these pieces of misogynistic legislation have been written, endorsed and signed by old, fat white men who hate the fact that women have proved to be their equal [and, in a large percentage of cases, their superiors] intellectully, in business, politics and most other aspects of life. Their insecurities have left them no recourse but to attack the freedoms that women have worked long and hard to achieve.

The sluts in this religiously driven political inquisition are the men [and women] whose intent is to drag this country back to the puritanical days of The Scarlet Letter, witch burnings mentality.

THEY WILL NOT SUCCEED.
 
 
+4 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:03
No they won't D Pax, if we stand together fight them and VOTE them out of office
 
 
0 # kyzipster 2012-03-27 09:18
I wouldn't be too quick to blame doctor's, nurses or anyone else. Like with every other issue where the vast majority of people support the progressive point of view, we are all ignored. Plenty of people are speaking up, the media doesn't want to air reasonable, informed debate, they go for the the bull chit to get better ratings.
 
 
+44 # ssculptor 2012-03-24 23:07
Well, the New York Daily News apparently chickened out and are not printing the Doonesbury cartoons anymore.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:27
Get people not to buy the paper, call and say we will not support you until you do.
Do it to all papers accross the country. Many cannot afford to have service stopped or sitting/returns
 
 
+2 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:02
ssculpto. Cancel your subscription. And tell them why you cancelled.
 
 
+40 # Billy Bob 2012-03-24 23:18
"small government" conservatives censoring the press to supress discussion of their hypocricy.
 
 
+2 # Rick Levy 2012-03-25 00:11
Just in case feminists didn't (want to) notice Trudeau is a male. To hear them tell it, ALL men are against choice and ALL women are for it. Check the votes by women GOP state legislators on these pernicious laws against abortion. Because they're Republicans, they likely voted for it.
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:32
Lot of men support us. Unfortunately the Perry's, Corbetts. Limbaughs just make other males look either like what they are or they degrade males.
Those who feel that degradation understand how we feel.
If I had to I would wait a day, think about it, fine. But in the end it is my decision. I would do it for health reasons to my child, self, rape, incest. I would have to take this up with My Creator, Self.
I am not so hypocritical as to get one to make sure I get the right husband, not get caught cheating.

One would thing to prevent abortions, the asses would have promoted contraception but again, No they must have the Last Say. I do not think so. If women are been beaten into submission than I guess Police, Church are not doing there jobs.
Cannot be Pro Life and allow Abuse...but the hypocrites do every day.
 
 
+2 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:11
We understand Rick and agree. I have seen some republican congress women on TV agree with this law. Inexcusable.
We (women) know that lots of men are disgusted by this law too.
 
 
+4 # kyzipster 2012-03-27 06:43
I've been following this issue, I don't recall any 'feminist' suggesting that all men are against choice. They're rightfully pointing out that these decisions are being made by conservative men. A handful of female GOP Congress-people supporting the legislation does not invalidate the point.
 
 
+39 # wwway 2012-03-25 00:51
Thank you Doonesbury! Very well done.
Contrast that with GOP and NRA efforts to pass national human hunting laws (Stand Your Ground) and you really get a sense that the GOP is pro-life. Right?
 
 
+48 # Sandy G 2012-03-25 05:48
As attractive as it is to shame the RabidRepubicans with
Doonesbury-styl e ridicule, I don't think any of it will penetrate their hovering Bozone-layer. They're - By God - Stupid, and they intend to Stay That Way.
Kudos Trudeau, for kicking them in the ass.
 
 
+28 # Underledge 2012-03-25 06:04
Bottom line - Whatever newspapers refusing to publish Doonesbury are not worth the paper they are printed on! No great loss.
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:33
We should not buy them, put a hurting to them.
 
 
+65 # MainStreetMentor 2012-03-25 06:22
The Texas Governor who signed this bill - was a candidate for the Office of President of the United States. The mentality that allows and condones such laws is what to expect from ANY of the remaining and current candidates of the Republican Party. This laws crosses or at least "skirts" the border between church and state - and if it remains on the books it will become the fore-runner of enabling the political atmosphere that introduced the 'Grand Inquisition" of ancient days. Fanaticism is knocking on our doors.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:33
He is not the only one. Pa has similar action
 
 
+3 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:15
Yep, Main Street, the American Taliban is here
 
 
+35 # cvm79 2012-03-25 07:42
Have they gone insane? Republicans want to protect the sancitity of human life so they can keep them in poverty and then send them overseas to kill for the rich.
 
 
+12 # Pickwicky 2012-03-25 15:10
cvm79---AHA, AT LAST WE HAVE THE ANSWER: MORE BABIES FOR CANNON FODDER.
 
 
-34 # Robt Eagle 2012-03-25 15:12
what? The military is made up of more whites than minorities, where did you come up wih this BS???
 
 
+1 # noitall 2012-03-28 14:23
What? Robt Eagle, are you insuating that there are no poor whites? (or whites whose only option or opportunity is to join the military)"White s" (as you put it) are not above using 'their own kind' as fodder for the military. IF you were in the military, why did you join? to protect us from the freedom hating hoards?
 
 
-39 # dick 2012-03-25 08:25
Given that women outnumber men by many, many millions among those eligible to vote, perhaps more females support or are tolerant of these policies than the left would like to think.
Trudeau's series ended with a whimper rather than addressing the bottom line: in a democracy, those who actually vote are much more likely to get their way than those who don't bother. Whiners mostly lose, & console themselves by poking fun at the winners. The winners get the last laugh however. They WON.
 
 
+18 # DPax 2012-03-25 12:02
Gee Whizzzz, dick, I wasn't aware the final words had been spoken on this issue.

Neither had I realized that the 'N'oxious 'U'nkempt 'T'heocratic 'S'impltons had won.
 
 
+5 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:35
Fat Lady has not begun to sing on this one.
It is far from over.
 
 
0 # noitall 2012-03-28 14:26
dick, the 99%, most of whom vote haven't exactly gotten what they vote for. (hell, the president ordered the attorney general to investigate oil speculation a year ago and HE didn't get what he ORDERED. Who does this indicate is driving the train?
 
 
+1 # BEC34 2012-03-28 20:58
Hey Dick... this agenda isn't something they campaigned on. A person can be a conservative and still object to this ridiculous waste of time. We'll see how well they do now that their cards have been laid on the table for all to see. My guess is that they have turned a lot of conservatives off with these stunts. I've already heard some complaining that they will be abstaining from voting this election. They may not want to vote for a Dem... but now they don't want to vote for a Republican either.

It's funny, but I used to consider myself a fiscal conservative and a social liberal... but now, I find myself moving farther and farther away from the radical right. I mean... what are they really conserving these days? They got us into two unfunded wars... they subsidize huge corporations to the tune of billions of dollars annually... and every time there is a suggestion that taxes should be raised back to previous levels before the Bush (W) tax cuts (at least for the wealthiest tax group) they ring their hands and wail about how detrimental it will be to the economy. Bush senior called the Chicago School of Economics Voodoo economics for a reason! With all the money they've funneled into the pockets of the rich over the past three decades... if trickle down economics really worked, there shouldn't be a single American out of work!
 
 
+47 # DPax 2012-03-25 08:42
Republicans want to take government off your back and stick it up your vagina.
 
 
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:37
Guess most do not have any balls so they have V envy now. Closet Queens or Subway Toilet Hummers. Either way, males and females who promote this definitely have no Humanity.
 
 
+22 # Patch 2012-03-25 09:42
Religion is all about control. Keep people stupid, don't let them think so they can be controlled. Trudeau is brilliant. Unfortunately, the people who need to heed these cartoons the most won't get it.
 
 
+13 # unitedwestand 2012-03-25 13:29
The concept that we don't have a "liberal" media will also be lost to them. They" won't get it" because they don't come to sites like this. Trudeau is preaching to the choir, but I appreciate the commiseration. Brilliant!
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:39
Doonesbury is being seen and that is the Point. Newspapers are having financial difficulties... let's finish them and support the FREE PRESS. Time we get a Real News Network
 
 
+16 # pianosaurus rex 2012-03-25 10:53
So Texas has a desire, through religion, to isolate itself from the modern world. Same religious group that spends most of its time vilifying Islam as being backwards and oppressive; pot meet kettle……

Maybe I missed it but honestly I have to ask; where are the women of Texas on this issue?
 
 
0 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:42
On GCB?

Some were getting up in march, now a shut down on them...perhaps they got whats comin to them????

I believe Texas and Southern Red States take ARizona too...go back to Mexico. Let the Drug Cartels take over the south. It was theirs, let them have it back.
 
 
+18 # lilpat126 2012-03-25 12:04
They think that women have forgotten all about the gains we made in the past 100 years and it's now time for us to go back to the kitchen. Don't know about anyone else but I am dam sick of cooking and cleaning after slobs. This is my time of life to do what I want, when I want, and how I want. You females had better take a stand now or you will be fighting your ancestors fights all over again.
 
 
+12 # seeuingoa 2012-03-25 12:40
All women should leave Texas or even
better, all women should leave America!

Then the aggressive Neanderthal minded Y chromosome would quickly die out.
 
 
-22 # jmr 2012-03-25 14:50
I am not a Republican, and I am pro-choice, however, I am disappointed in Trudeau's simplistic labeling of Republicans as anti-abortion and anti-women. It's a disservice all except those who want to polarize the political debate.
 
 
0 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:47
Perhaps you should look at the Votes.
There is nothing Simplistic about the Cartoon, it is not funny either.

Perhaps it is time we see just where everyone stands on Rights in USA. Let's see who thinks women have none, gays have none. I think push has been shoving for tooo long. I would not be so stupid as to fight on all sides but GOP is doing just that ...they have something up their sleeves.

They want a home continent revolution...I wonder who will understand that in the World. I wonder if the World will then realize what a Monster America has within.
 
 
0 # BEC34 2012-03-28 21:34
Quoting KittatinyHawk:

but GOP is doing just that ...they have something up their sleeves.


Yeah Kitta, they do have an agenda... This latest garbage regarding women's reproductive rights is just another way of distracting the nation from what is really going on: namely, the transfer of wealth and power from the many, to the few. Think about it... Republicans are willing to sacrifice themselves on such wildly unpopular issues as abortion/union busting legislation. Why you ask? Because they are also changing the voting laws in many of these states in order to make it more difficult for the poor to vote... and for voter registration groups to register young people... In both cases, these groups tend to vote primarily Democratic. Republicans are effectively creating an Oligarchy, and they hope that keeping people focused on their attacks against women and labor unions will keep people from realizing it until it is too late. So while you're protesting at the state capitols for an end to the war on women and/or labor unions, bring along a sign that demands the repeal of unfair voting laws too.
 
 
0 # GravityWave 2012-03-26 01:00
You'd have to prove that statement.
 
 
-40 # ProLife Progressive 2012-03-25 15:03
I am very disappointed at this treatment of abortion. Abortion is a very serious matter and never appropriate for humor. Even Mr. Trudeau's jokes are based on false premises, for example in a transvaginal ultrasound, the instrument is inserted 1/2" into the vagina and the woman feels nothing. Yet a woman having an abortion will have her insides ripped out; and a child will be killed. Progressives are doomed to irrelevancy as a political movement as long as they continue to refuse to recognize that abortion is the ultimate degradation of women. The rare exception of rape, should not set the standard for how we view this issue. If a man and woman are not prepared to raise a child, why do they have sex? We Progressives need to stand up for women and say having a child is okay and you will be okay even if it means having a child while you are still in school, because we as a society will stand beside you. Instead, we say get thee not to a nunnery, but to an abortion clinic. Abusive parents and partners are not helping women succeed in this world, but dragging them into a haunting experience of killing an unborn child. It is time we stood up and along side with our protests against war, capital punishment, and the inhumane treatment of animals, we stand up for the unborn child and the child's mother. It's time pro-life Progressives came out of the closet to stand up against this constant abuse. I am proud to be a member of Democrats for Life of America.
 
 
+12 # Skippydelic 2012-03-25 21:26
You're missing the point; this isn't humor about *abortion*, it's humor about *ANTI-abortion*!

The problem here is that *legislators* - NOT doctors - are making up 'medical procedures' that are being FORCED on women!

That's what Garry Trudeau was satirizing, and he hit the nail *right* on the head!
 
 
0 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:53
You are preaching to the wrong people...most people who are having selfish abortions are rich, cheating wives.
Youngsters that mom and dad do not want to ruin their lives.
Poor people, middle class never afforded abortions, they took the embarassment, shamed the child.

Doonesbury was not meant to be Funny, this is a real serious matter.

I wonder just how nice these ultrasounds are in the hands of wrong 'churchlady or man???? I have to have them for problems, they are bad enough, very probing.

When we do not have freedom of choice on this Matter, do you think it will END? Ask the Wolves and Buffalo... Killing never ends, and taking away our rights seems to be growing also.

Democrats for Life...whose life? Mine? Seniors? People being poisoned by Fracking. Your a Joke
 
 
+7 # GravityWave 2012-03-26 01:59
ProLife Progressive, you've used a lot of false premises here:
-Transvaginal-exterier to the cervix sounds like farther more than l/2"
-"insides ripped out,"pretty strongly put for a ProLifer?
-Trudeau is not being humorous
-But the biggest false premise is that Progressives have not tried to help women, to fight for laws for them, to try to help them with societal support. I've done that all my adult life. I've even worked in birth control clinics. You can't even imagine what you would see there-the things men do to women. I'd say rather than the degradation of women, abortion is the degradation of men and their supposed role in the nature of life. It is the indecision of men about whether to protect or exploit their women. Helped along with a lot of religious bible thumping confusion, and not being the smartest of animals, men are not able to make a decision about that.
Yes we can keep fighting or women and children but many of us have never stopped.
And the same people are who claim to be ProLife are the ones who cut reasonable help for women and children off at the knees. They really do not give a fig about either.
Anyone who is against contraception has not a logical leg to stand on when it comes to abortion.
Their real motivations are primal, ignorant, and racial.
 
 
+5 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:35
Prp-Life, first it is NOT humor, Trudeau just wrote it as it is. And an abortion is sad but far better than having an child, which the mother, or parents do not having the ability to care for.
 
 
+5 # X Dane 2012-03-26 02:45
Pro Life, You are wrong about something else too. A transvaginal ultrasound is painful and very unpleasant. I underwent that procedure for something else. I am past child bearing age
 
 
+2 # BEC34 2012-03-28 22:32
Quoting ProLife Progressive:
If a man and woman are not prepared to raise a child, why do they have sex? We Progressives need to stand up for women and say having a child is okay and you will be okay even if it means having a child while you are still in school, because we as a society will stand beside you. Instead, we say get thee not to a nunnery, but to an abortion clinic.


Ok first of all ProLife... "why do they have sex"... Really? And why is it always the woman/girl who must take responsibility for the actions of TWO people? Say what you want, but society punishes the woman, not the man. If you want to cut down on abortions, stop calling guys "players" AND calling the girls they sleep with "sluts"... Tell parents to be straight forward with their children about sex, rather than treating it like a dirty topic too disgusting to be talked about. Stop trying to keep responsible young women from getting access to birth control. Fight for better paying jobs and more accessible education, including on location day-cares for student moms. Get rid of the wage gap between men and women so single mom's can afford to support children. Make the minimum wage a livable wage. Make it easier for battered women to get away from their spouses by improving/expan ding women's help centers. When that happens, abortions will go down w/o the need for opressive laws.
 
 
+3 # dick 2012-03-25 18:44
"If a man & woman are not prepared to have a child, why do they have sex?" Much as I may admire a pro-life progressive, if you don't know the answer to that question, you're going to have a hard time with the 21st Century. Likewise, progressives who think they have an entitlement to win politically over people they look down upon are going to have a hard time also. Racist, sexist, reactionary minorities have been kicking butt from AZ to TX to PA to NJ, because they organize, vote. More effective than cartoon sharing. Love Trudeau though.
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 21:58
Cartoon was not meant for humour, but it may just be a call to arms.

Democrats for Life???? Anything like Democrats for Change? Snobs telling others how to live...sounds a bit TP/GOP to me.

How about the Seniors that want a Life after working, being in Service? How about women fighting Cancers other diseases, shouldn't they have a chance at living and not bringing a child into their life.

Young Couples, most do not seem to be near the problem as those who want people to be baby machines for their future Sweat Shops and WARS. But I do see lots of young kids being forced in marriages due to pregnancies, and in over half those cases, kids are not growing up in Family Life. Kids today do not know Family Life, Videos, Malls, dragging them to bars or parties but family life? I do not know if Kids know what family life is no less afford it.
 
 
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2012-03-25 22:00
Keep passing these on. Awareness.

We all have Rights to Chose. When that is gone we are in the crosshairs just like the Wolves and Buffalo.

It is time we get Referendums on these Laws. Who gave the Legislators the Right to Play Hitler with our lives and choices.

Computers are nice, but getting Actions done are more important. Put your Actions to work...Rebuild America
 
 
0 # noitall 2012-03-28 14:29
"Racist, sexist, reactionary minorities have been kicking butt from AZ to TX to PA to NJ, because they organize, vote." REALLY? what country do you live in? Keep your faith in the vote though, things MIGHT turn around. I'm willing to bet that getting your ass into the street has more impact than a vote though.
 
 
+5 # hectormaria 2012-03-26 10:13
Isn't it ironic/hypocrit ical that Conservatives rail against federal mandates that are not funded adequately, but do not hesitate to force women seeking an abortion to pay for mandated ultrasounds that are not doctor prescribed- thus unwarranted. They scream for freedom and liberty from government interference in a very politically convenient way.
 

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