This has been one hell of a week for Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip. It has gained national attention because it specifically deals with the Republican war on women and their right to choose whether or not they want an abortion. All week long, the brave woman seeking an abortion has been put through hell by the Republican Party of Texas. She had to meet with a Republican legislator who called her a slut. She then had to sit and be lectured about the transvaginal ultrasound. Then she was raped by the state when the “shaming wand” was inserted into her vagina. After going through the state sanctioned rape, she had to sit and be lectured by her doctor about the fetus. In today’s strip, she prepares to leave the clinic and has to withstand one last indignity forced upon her by the GOP.
Addicting Info has strived to bring our readers the Doonesbury comic strip every day this week. The reason we have done this (in case you haven’t noticed) is because several newspapers chose to censor it, all because it slams the Republicans and their attempts to humiliate and violate women. We feel this is wrong, as it deprives Americans from seeing an important point of view that shows the reality of the situation. Republicans especially do not want anyone to see this comic strip, because it portrays them as the chauvinist, sexist woman haters that they are. So without further adieu, here are all of the comic strips this week followed by the Saturday edition.
Despite the satire, the subject of the comic strip this week is not a joking matter. Abortion is an extremely personal choice that must be made by a woman with her doctor. Republicans have no right to violate that doctor/patient confidentiality. It is an extreme breach of privacy and personal liberty. Republicans always say they want government to stay out of our lives, but like the politician in the abortion clinic as featured in Doonesbury, Republicans want to regulate what we do with our bodies in private and quite literally want to be in the room when a woman seeks an abortion, and if they can’t ban abortion outright, they’ll humiliate and violate every woman who seeks one. We are proud to bring you these comic strips and hope you will continue to share them with others as we have shared them with you. Doing so is the best way to combat Republican censorship. Thanks for reading, and thank you for sharing.