Today’s Doonesbury continues the saga of the woman seeking her reproductive rights in what is presumably Texas or Georgia.
(Please click on the Slate site as well to ensure that artist Garry Trudeau gets some “click credit’).
According to HuffPo, this week’s strip has simply been rejected by some newspapers:
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.
Romenesko compiled comments from editors who pulled the cartoon. Numerous papers, including The Press of Atlantic City, The Oregonian and The Vacaville Reporter in California, said that it crossed a line for their comics pages. The Ogden Standard-Examiner in Utah cited the cartoon’s language and the Rock Hill Herald in South Carolina referred to “graphic content” as reasons for not printing.
Athens Banner-Herald editor Jim Thompson said that he made “a unilateral decision not to publish” the strip because he thought “readers might confuse the topic of this week’s ‘Doonesbury’ with Georgia’s proposed abortion legislation.”