Garry Trudeau insults rape victims

 

Doonesbury comics will call vaginal sonogram abortion law ‘rape’

DailyMail: Political satirist flaming liberal Garry Trudeau calls a Texas law requiring a vaginal sonogram before a woman can have an abortion rape in a new storyline of his Doonsbury comic that comes out this week.  The comic this coming week follows a woman in Texas as she goes through the hurtles the state put in place for women who want to abort a their pregnancy.
Already the strip is generating a row and some newspapers have opted not to publish the comic strip this week. Others are pulling the Doonsbury from the newspaper and posting it online.
The law, which was passed by a Republican-majority Texas legislature and signed into law by Gov Rick Perry last spring, requires woman who wants an abortion to have a sonogram that will pick up the heartbeat of her fetus.  Abortion doctors say that in early-state pregnancies, that almost always requires them to penetrate a woman’s vagina with a 10-inch sonogram wand.
Trudeau told the Washington Post, that requirement amounts to rape.
‘The World Health Organization defines rape as “physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration — even if slight — of the vulva or anus, using a penis, other body parts or an object.” You tell me the difference,’ he said. 
In the comic, a nurse tells the woman at the clinic: ‘Sorry miss, you’re first trimester. The male Republicans who run Texas require that all abortion seekers be examined with a 10″ shaming wand.’  A doctor, about to perform the procedure then says: ‘By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.’
I’ll tell you the difference you ignorant liberal – a rape is forced violence, usually involving intimidation, to denigrate and physically and emotionally harm a woman.  A vaginal sonogram is a medical procedure administered by a professional who is dedicated to protecting the well-being of humans.
A new low for this man….while pushing his liberal agenda he insults rape victims.  Disgusting.
DCG

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Thanks for an informative description of the procedure…
I just hope TSA doesn’t get any bright ideas on
how to protect us some more (THAT would be rape !)
Trudeau has always been a feminist advocate …and hard-core
feminists believe that all heterosexual intercourse is rape…
of course he doesn’t understand that he ,therefore, is a rapist.

Richard T. Fowler
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I subscribe to this site because I appreciate some of the articles. For example, the one today about wearing a cross at work is most welcome, and the news it reports is shocking and extremely important for others to hear about. I think I am about as pro-life as a person can be. This position often alienates me from others of various moral stripes, including sometimes others who also consider themselves pro-life, but consider me to be too extreme. I generally am thankful for these kind of efforts by states to discourage abortion. And I am appalled by much of… Read more »

DCG
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My point comes from the side of knowing a woman that has been raped in a violent manner. Look at it from someone who was held a knife point and sexually raped. Take into account what they experienced and tell me if they feel it compares to going to a doctor office for a sonogram. Most likely they won’t see it that way. Course you may want to ask Whoopie Goldberg about this. In the case of Roman Polanski, it wasn’t “rape rape” so I wonder what she’d think this was “rape rape”? This sonogram requirement can be defined as… Read more »

Richard T. Fowler
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Good points. I agree with everything you wrote in this last comment. Thank you. I think this is a very difficult issue to discuss publicly, because it touches on the common-law concept of duress which is highly relevant to many other political issues transpiring right now, and also because of the state of virtual legal battle between U.S. and states on this issue. The concept of duress that I refer to is basically in regard to the question of at what point a signed contract is to be considered not “legally signed” based on the fact that the signor didn’t… Read more »

Anonymous
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And left/liberals are complaining about Rush Limbaugh…

Anonymous
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Speaking of…
“How Four of Rush Limbaugh’s Critics Lost the Moral High Ground,” by Conor Friedersdorf, National Journal via Yahoo! News, 12 Mar 12
https://news.yahoo.com/four-rush-limbaughs-critics-lost-moral-high-ground-101813966.html
Guy’s not a fan of Rush, but doesn’t like what his critics are doing even more.

Dr. Eowyn
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“Abortion doctors say that in early-state pregnancies, that almost always requires them to penetrate a woman’s vagina with a 10-inch sonogram wand. Trudeau told the Washington Post, that requirement amounts to rape.”
By Trudeau’s definition, getting a pap smear is also rape because the gynecologist inserts a metal speculum into the woman’s vagina, which spreads the vagina open and allows access to the cervix to collect a sample of cells from the outer opening or os of the cervix.
Gary Trudeau is a POS

Richard T. Fowler
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Please remember that Trudeau’s position also implies “without consent” which, as my subsequent discussion with DCG shows, is not as clear-cut as you are suggesting. You have the issue of legal duress and the question in legal theory of whether that issue has a gray area, or is black-and-white. (I think it’s black-and-white, but many others look at that and say, “Oh no! We can’t express agreement with that because then all these other legal issues are affected by it, which we don’t want to have to grapple with.”) It is also difficult to discuss publicly, because it is tied… Read more »

DCG
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Man, I despise those devices…You’d think with today’s technology someone could invent something less painful!

Scott S.
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I’m an absolute Conservative on most issue, but I have to agree with the bad guy on this one. I was in the service suffering from stomach flue and they wanted to ‘force’ me to an rectal swab test. I told them “no” and when they insisted and said they would go get someone to ‘help’ them I stated, “What are you going to do? Rape me?!?!” Needless to say the exam didn’t happen and I went back to duty, still sick. However, my pride and dignity was intact. With that said, I have to agree with Trudeau on this… Read more »

Miranda
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I am still confused about why this sonogram is considered “rape”. I have read both of the men’s comments above that agree with Trudeau on this issue, and I understand both men’s stance. What I do not understand is the fact that these sonograms have been a requirement for pregnant women long before they were a requirement for women seeking an abortion. Any woman that goes through a pregnancy in today’s world will be and have been required to have this early sonogram. Where were the rape screamers then? Oh wait, I get it….it’s only rape now that It is… Read more »

Richard T. Fowler
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Miranda, You make a good point about the requirement on pregnant women. I was not aware that this type of sonogram was now mandatory on pregnant women. If so, then you are of course right. That having been said, I would like to point out that if you read all of my comments above, it should be clear that I was thoroughly convinced by DCG, and I did retract my previous statement of disagreement. That having been said, DCG also clarified her position somewhat before I did that. So I think we kind of found a common position to agree… Read more »

Richard T. Fowler
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I cross-posted with Sage just now. I would like to add that I now consider Trudeau’s efforts not particularly commendable (if at all). Rather, they seem somewhat malicious to me.
RTF

DCG
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Yes, a common position! I like it when that happens 🙂

DCG
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I’ve had the internal sonogram. It’s nothing, and I mean nothing, compared to the yearly mammograms or speculums that are much more invasive and “painful”, IMO.
Concur with your last statement – don’t see it, pretend it doesn’t exist.

DCG
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By painful I mean uncomfortable.