CNN, much to their credit carried an excellent article, “Why “Doonesbury Got It Wrong“, explaining all the ways Garry Trudeau has been wrong in his recent efforts to keep abortion numbers up with his ‘so-called’ comic strip.
The strip shows an incompetent person, probably the abortionists, discussing a sonogram with a woman.
The one thing even an incompetent can recognize on a sonogram is the heartbeat.
In his strip, Trudeau implies many things. As noted above, CNN ran an editorial written by Melinda Fredricks who is Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. In it, she explained all the “ugly mischaracterizations of the law” given by this piece of work.
The subject itself isn’t appropriate for a comic strip, but since Trudeau has chosen this subject I think it is fair to discuss his handling of it. The one thing Fredricks did not mention, that I wish to take issue with, is the implication that a mother will abort her child for something trivial as suggested by “if it is going to have aspirations to be anything like the TX governor.”
This is an insult to women who have struggled with the abortion issue.
Perhaps Trudeau has captured the heart of some men who push abortion. I don’t know about that, but surely he does a severe injustice to women with his portrayal of a woman making a decision in such a flippant manner. I do not believe women who visit abortion clinics do so casually and I feel certain that this is not representative of most women.