In today’s Doonesbury, the abortion-seeking woman in Texas gets information about her “transvaginal exam”.
In statements published by the Daily News, artist Garry Trudeau defends the strip:
Since compulsory sonograms are in the news — and because battles over women’s health are being waged in several states — the “Doonesbury” creator said he had no choice but to address the issue in his comic strip.
“For some reason, the GOP has chosen 2012 to re-litigate reproductive freedom, an issue that was resolved decades ago,” Trudeau told the Washington Post.
“Why Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, et al thought this would be a good time to declare war on half the electorate, I cannot say. But to ignore it would have been comedy malpractice.”
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