Monday, March 12, 2012

DOONESBURY Abortion Series Moved or "Not Run At All"

Above: a panel from DOONESBURY from Universal/Uclick via The Washington Post.

Garry Trudeau's DOONESBURY comic strip will feature a week-long series about a woman seeking an abortion in Texas. Many papers are moving the strip to their op-ed pages or killing it outright. Some are directing their readers to seek it online.

Mr. Trudeau, who has called the Texas abortion law "lunacy," was interviewed by The Washington Post's Michael Cavna.

"Texas’s HB-15 [bill] isn’t hard to explain: The bill says that in order for a woman to obtain a perfectly legal medical procedure, she is first compelled by law to endure a vaginal probe with a hard, plastic 10-inch wand. The World Health Organization defines rape as 'physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration — even if slight — of the vulva or anus, using a penis, other body parts or an object.' You tell me the difference."

The entire interview is here.

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