(HUFFINGTON POST) — Some newspapers are choosing not to run a controversial new “Doonesbury” strip, which skewers a Texas law that requires women who are seeking abortions to receive sonograms.
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau weighed in on the issue with a cartoon that features a woman being told to wait in “the shaming room” of an abortion clinic where “a middle-aged male state legislator” will tend to her shortly. On Friday, Reuters reported that about a dozen American newspapers had raised concerns about the strip.
Trudeau defended the strip and blasted Republicans over recent developments on contraception and abortion in email exchanges with Reuters and the Guardian. “To see these healthcare rights systematically undermined in state after state by the party of ‘limited government’ is appalling,” he wrote.