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47 Newspapers Are Censoring This Week’s Doonesbury | Care2 Causes

47 Newspapers Are Censoring This Week’s Doonesbury | Care2 Causes

If you’ve been reading the comics page of your paper this week, you may be reading re-runs of Doonesbury. 47 newspapers have decided that this week’s strips are too “controversial” to run at all . Even more papers have relegated the strips to the op-ed page, and some are only making them available online. Why? Because this week, cartoonist Garry Trudeau has decided to tackle Texas governor Rick Perry’s controversial policy requiring women seeking abortions to submit to a transvaginal ultrasound prior to the procedure. In the comic, a young woman signing in at the front desk of an abortion clinic is directed to wait in the “shaming room,” where a middle-aged lawmaker confronts her, asking, “Do your parents know you’re a slut? Surely they must suspect.” The rest of the week follows the heroine’s experience undergoing the sonogram procedure. In an interview with The Washingto...

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