Doonesbury’s Sticking Up For Women Next Week. So Naturally, Some U.S. Newspapers Are Spiking It.

I don’t read the strip any more but it sounds like next week’s run will be the kind of Doonesbury I like. Creator Garry Trudeau’s topic: all these bullshit new bills and laws that U.S. states are drafting and passing to make abortions as inconvenient and humiliating as possible. Jim Romenesko has day-by-day descriptions of the strips:

Monday: Young woman arrives for her pre-termination sonogram, is told to take a seat in the shaming room, a middle-aged male state legislator will be right with her.

Tuesday: He asks her if this is her first visit to the center, she replies no, that she’s been using the contraceptive services for some time. He says, “I see. Do your parents know you’re a slut?”

And it continues.

I still have no idea how anyone could think that forcing a pregnant woman to give birth against her will — which is what anti-abortionists want — is an acceptable and ethical alternative to terminating an unwanted or dangerous pregnancy. Not to demonize people who have different opinions than me but, okay, I’m gonna demonize the jackasses:  you’d have to be stupider than fuck or batshit crazy to support anti-abortion laws.* Eff the anti-choicers. Eff ’em!

Maybe one of our enterprising bloggers will post links to Doonesbury every day next week.

*Caveat: being personally opposed to abortion is okay. That’s the flip side of this “choice” pro-choicers talk about so much.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.