Doonesbury comics will call vaginal sonogram abortion law ‘rape’
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.