Doonesbury Update: Abort Retry Censor

Follow this link to today’s strip, which I suspect is the one the Miami Hurled has removed from the comics page.

(I can’t say for sure because neither my  Hurled nor my NY Times  was delivered this morning.  The Times promised to send a “replacement copy,” but the Hurled has no such policy.  “We don’t re-deliver,” an agent told us once, “but we’ll credit your account.”   I tried to explain that this wasn’t a RE-delivery, but a delivery.  Imagine how far I got.)

Also, as predicted in my original post, the Doonesbury folks seized on that outlandishly stupid quote from  Rick Perry’s office and featured it prominently on the website to promote the strip.  Over the years, the comic’s objects of ridicule have consistently provided its finest collateral marketing materials.  Here it is again:


The decision to end a life is not funny. There is nothing comic about this tasteless interpretation of legislation we have passed in Texas to ensure that women have all the facts when making a life-ending decision.”
—Gov. Rick Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, commenting on this week’s strips

Welcome to Medieval Times.  Dark days are upon us.

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6 Responses to Doonesbury Update: Abort Retry Censor

  1. Mister E says:

    Confirmed: it’s not in today’s print edition of the Herald. I can’t say I’m shocked. How mant times have you ever seen the word “rape” in the comics page, let alone a depiction?

  2. Mumblety Peg says:

    Men are such pigs. Not you, this time.

    • ya' gotta' guessit says:

      Actually, mumbling pug, recent polls show that a greater percentage of men than women find the state-rape law to be objectionable.

  3. Kim Chee says:

    @ya’gottaguessit: I’m willing to believe that but I can’t find any supporting data….I can’t find any contrary data either. What polls have you seen?

    • ya'gotta'guessit (via Squathole) says:

      @Kim Chee:

      The WSJ referenced a Quinnipiac poll, earlier this week:

      “There is a reverse gender gap as voters oppose 48 – 42 percent legislation that would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the procedure.

      “Men oppose the measure 51 – 39 percent, while women are divided 45 – 45 percent. Voters with a college degree are opposed 57 – 35 percent while voters without a degree are divided 45 – 44 percent.

      “Voters oppose trans-vaginal ultrasounds 64 – 23 percent, with men opposed 67 – 18 percent and women opposed 61 – 28 percent.”

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