Today the comic strip Doonesbury kicks off a series lampooning attacks on women that started in Virginia and have spread to states like Georgia and Texas. The series will call out a state-mandated transvaginal ultrasound before pregnancy termination for what it is – a “10-inch shaming wand.” I can only hope ringleaders like Gov. Bob McDonnell are called out by name.
As the Washington Post reports, several newspapers like The Oregonian, the Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star-Banner have decided not to carry the strip. Well, even if their readers won’t be exposed to the absurdity of Republican attacks on women, they’ll learn that if you want someone to stand up for the First Amendment, you can’t trust corporate media giants like Oregonian owner Advance Publications to do it for you.
UPDATE: OrangeDem reports the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star has also refused to run this cartoon.