The party who wants us to make our own choices, who believes in independence and freedom, that party is doing all they can to take choices from women regarding contraceptives and abortion. This last week Doonesbury, written by G. B. Trudeau, presented an informative series on abortion that many newspapers (including the Portland Oregonian) decided was just too tough for tender-hearted Americans to see. Well not to mention it might remind people who really wants to take away our freedoms.
After making it clear what he'd do about abortion choice and contraceptives, Santorum is heading next for pornography. If he gets the power to do it as president, one can only guess at what he'll consider pornography. Religious freedom will doubtless be next. Oh, not your right to be a christinist but your right to criticize what passes for Christianity today.
So I decided, since I always read Doonesbury online anyway (we cannot get a paper delivered out here-- other than the day after by mail), I would copy them all and put them onto my Picasa site for as long as I can as I don't know how copyright laws work for this kind of thing.
This series is a good reminder of what is at stake with this election. Don't dare tell me Republicans believe in freedom. Maybe for themselves but sure not for women! We've seen it in state after state and if any of this bunch of front-running Republican candidates get in office, it'll be federal next!
Thank you, Garry Trudeau for your courage in taking on the tough fights as you do again and again to the dismay and disdain of the right wing in this country. There is nothing obscene in this set of cartoons except that we have come to this point and brought to it by the party who supposedly touts their belief in freedom and independence. Who knows what will be next if they gain federal power.
These came from Slate which is where I regularly read Doonesbury as the only cartoon I follow anymore.