Skip to comments.Some newspapers refuse to run 'Doonesbury' comics on abortion, Texas ultrasound law
Posted on 03/09/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by Kaslin
Several newspapers are refusing to run a "Doonesbury"comic strip series that crudely satirizes a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion.
The company that provides the strip already plans to offer replacement "Doonesbury" comics for newspapers that want to avoid the series on abortion -- set to run next week.
Universal Press Syndicate managing editor Sue Roush confirmed to FoxNews.com that "there are replacement strips available for papers who choose not to publish next week's strips."
The series centers on a new Texas law that requires abortion doctors to show or describe an ultrasound image to a patient before the procedure. The comics feature a woman who goes to a clinic and is confronted by several people who suggest she should be shamed for seeking an
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Geez...Doonesbury....I honestly haven’t see anything by him in at least twenty five or thirty years. I gave up the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation back in the 80s...... I’ve have figured the despicable cartoon dude was dead..
It took a hippie revolution to bring us cartoons that favor evil, and expect readers to find that funny. Doonesbury is symptomatic of that moral decay.
Regretably, there evidently are still enough sick readers to keep such things going.
Yep. I haven’t subscribed to a dead tree edition in years. I get my comics and crossword fixes online. With the comics I can set up my own preference page so I only get the strips I want to. And Doonesbury is definitely not one I want to see.
Doonesbury is a repulsive strip that must be produced directly from the headquarters of the Democratic Party.
Doonesbury stopped being funny when Jimmy Carter lost the election.
If I remember right, he used to portray G W Bush as invisible. I wonder how he is portraying Obama’s “transparency”?
We are planning to not renew our subscription when it’s due at the end of the month. My husband says he will miss the comics and nothing else.
How I can set up a page like that for him?
I don’t see how its even still in existence. I hated it as a child much less now 30 years later.
What happened to Snuffy Smith?
"Once every five or six months there's usually something in 'Doonesbury' that causes a stir," Salem said. "Every two or three years there's something that causes a bigger stir. This is probably one of those times. Historically, that's par for the course with 'Doonesbury' because Garry explores topics on comics pages that are not normally there."I used to try to make sense of Dunesbury. Then one day I tumbled to the fact that Trudeau was making fun of Ronald Reagans Alzheimers disease!!
Obviously there is no need to wonder if you are missing anything by not seeing Dunesbury. And I havent looked at it since.
Cute. Meanwhile there is the FACT that Planned Parenthood themselves REQUIRE transvaginal ultrasounds before performing 1st trimester abortions (the difference is they never show the woman the images, lest she realize there is an actual living being inside her). Refuse it, and you don't get your abortion. Why isn't that "rape"?
I'm not sure about Gator Navy, but I view mine on Tulsa World's Comics Kingdom.
I can't exactly remember how to set up favorite comics, though.
Never knew why they put that strip in the funnies. It was never funny.
That’s cool, it gives me a place to start.
LOL - I’m with you ... haven’t seen it in years.
You know.. I havent seen it in ages either,, hm..
Try this for starters --
Doonsbury can make Andy Capp seem funny in comparison.
Hey thanks, that should help satisfy his need for comics.
It is going to be weird not receiving a daily paper, have been a subscriber for decades. We have just decided it is an expense we can do without.
Women, being rational beings with minds and wills, can do that. And we can view, and grasp the significance of our inner space as well.
It doesn't cause shame to see a sonogram of your left atrium. It's not emotionally traumatic to view your pancreas. Diagnostic imaging is not offensive, no matter what organ you'vew viewing or what procedure is in the offing.
But look, there on the GE Voluson 730 4D Ultrasound System screen: a tender tiny creature with a throbbing heart and a home address that's exactly the same as yours. It's a fascinating moment, isn't it, when you see signs of life and activity through the new eyes of scientific technology?
Look for yourself what you'd see of this fascinating creature at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks:
A good picture, good imaging, causes wonder, curiosity, a driving desire to see more and to know more.
The only thing that causes shame, Mr. Garry Trudeau, is not a good picture but a bad conscience.