Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons by Al Goodwyn for January 23, 2022

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    painthacker  5 months ago

    Yeah, the favorite non-existant problem. Who has been agitating for this? Exactly no one.

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    Daeder  5 months ago

    If you give everyone proper access to birth control and options for terminating unwanted pregnancy, fewer babies would end up in dumpsters.

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    bkincaid  5 months ago

    NO ONE allows “abortion up to birth” — Badwyn, as usual, can’t even manage a believable lie.

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    Concretionist  5 months ago

    The distinction is extremely clear to me. If you don’t get it, try being a pregnant female. BEFORE birth, there’s a woman who has bodily autonomy or she’s less than a full human. AFTER birth there are two humans.

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    baroden  5 months ago

    This is BS propaganda. Abortions after gestational age of 21 weeks are extremely rare (<1%). They are fundamentally illegal unless medically necessary. The vast majority of those abortions are when the fetus is no longer viable. Overturning RvW most likely will not even ban these types of abortions more than they are now.

    That fetus abandoned in the trash was most likely a baby that the mother had to conceal because she didn’t know what else to do. This is often caused by the stigma created by families about pregnancy outside of marriage by young women incapable of taking care of the child. It speaks to the fact that American society does less to encourage a mother to keep her child by supporting both the mother and child (the infamous “welfare mother” stigma). It’s so much easier for conservatives to punish the mother for getting an abortion and forcing her to carry the baby’s to terms and then abandon both mother and child.

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    Zebrastripes  5 months ago

    This slays me! All the GOP and their claim being Christians is a blatant lie to begin with!

    True Christians would not LIE! CHEAT THEIR FELLOW MAN, DECEIVE, BELITTLE, STEAL, PLOT AGAINST! Rape, etc, etc, etc…….

    A true Christian would have sympathy, empathy, love of others, show kindness, have ethics, scruples, have a conscience , and a SOUL!

    Just remember….every dog has their day….KARMA!

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 5 months ago

    Goodwyn gets to draw death. YAWN indeed.

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    thelordthygod666  5 months ago

    It’s simple Alan. Unless it is your own uterus, you don’t get to make the choice

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 5 months ago

    or know the reason why women abandon babbies

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    B 8671  5 months ago

    I know that this might be against my Chriatian upbringing but, in my opinion, no one has the right to tell a woman what she can do with her body! Having said that, once again in my opinion, if a woman is raped, or in the case of incest, she should be allowed to have an abortion, no questions asked!

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    Lance Boyle, nee Stan C  5 months ago

    Goodwyn, you prevaricating parcel of excrement, the “issue” you raise with the figure on the right does not exist!* Why do you right wingers have to lie about everything?

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    superposition  5 months ago

    It’s a shame that our “republic” overrepresents a minority view in government. While no one advocates abortion, the freedom to follow one’s beliefs/choices should not be denied in special circumstances.

    The [silenced by minority overrepresentation] majority — about six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

    Abortion restrictions were not the main driver of the decline in the U.S. abortion rate between 2011 and 2017. Rather, the decline in abortions appears to be related to declines in births and pregnancies overall. There are a number of potential explanations for this broad decline, some more plausible than others.

    Still, abortion restrictions, particularly those imposing unnecessary, intentionally burdensome regulations on providers, played a role in shutting down abortion clinics in some states and thereby reducing access to abortion.

    Understanding the factors driving the decline in the abortion rate has important policy implications. However, attempts to reduce abortion through coercive restrictions are a direct violation of individuals’ dignity, bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Covid spreading gun loving republicans cannot claim to be pro life.

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    ChristopherBurns  5 months ago

    This is another Goodwyn snow job. There are only 8 states that have laws that don’t have a stated limit on the point of a pregnancy that limit’s abortion. Many of the remaining states will allow a late term abortion (that is an abortion past 20 to 28 weeks) in the cases where the mother’s was threatened. In fact the Roe vs Wade decision specified that a woman’s right to an abortion was protected up to viability, which they decided was 24 weeks).

    I can’t imagine a doctor who would perform an abortion up to the point of birth. It would violate the Hippocratic Oath of do no harm. I defy Mr. Goodwyn to come up with example where that happened. Undoubtedly he could come up with one or two, but it’s likely to be insignificant in comparison.

    This is just another raise the rabble cartoon from the people who have no good ideas on how to make our country the best place to live.

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    silego  5 months ago

    NOBODY thinks “yawn” about late term abortions. Nobody. What a horrible and ugly lie. Every single case of a late term abortion is a horrible and tragic situation where the abortion is the lesser of two evils.

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    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    If anti-abortionists actually wanted fewer abortions, they would demand effective sex education and very easy access to birth control.


    They do not want that.

    They want to punish sinners. Sinners who are women, especially when they are one of Those People.


    And, they call themselves “pro life”, but in reality they do not give a sh!t about the life after it’s born.

    And they support violence against anyone who disagrees with them.

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    VegaAlopex  5 months ago

    Keeping it legal makes it easy to enforce laws that outlaw abortion after viability. Furthermore, it is still the decision of the pregnant one. As for the partial, stillbirth abortion, that’s highly rare and calls for consultation as to how to save the life of the mother of a dead or dying fetus.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    “Abortion up to birth” happens about as frequently as CRT in K-12 schools. Which, of course, makes it an “issue”.

    Oh, I’m sure women won’t mind being forced to carry unwanted or deformed fetuses to term, then sacrifice their careers and the rest of their lives to support them, or have their access to birth control pills (which keep a fertilized embryo from implanting, same as “abortion”) taken away. I’m sure women won’t mind the thousands of their sisters’ deaths by self-inflicted or back-alley abortions, or by being forced to give birth when it threatens their own lives. I’m sure women won’t mind carrying a dead, necrotizing fetus because it’s against the law to remove it from their bodies. I’m sure women won’t mind they and their families being sued by soulless bounty hunters for thousands of dollars for the crime of seeking an abortion in a free state. I’m sure women won’t mind the necessity to create an Underground Railroad to smuggle desperate women to those free states, either.

    I’m sure women won’t mind having to register their pregnancies with the State Birth Police (which happens in some countries outlawing abortion); see, if the woman doesn’t produce a baby in nine months or has a miscarriage, she must prove that miscarriage or go to prison. Nice, huh?

    And gee, y’think maybe the woman who abandons her baby might be desperate? Maybe an “illegal” who will be deported to certain death, or a teenager who will be killed by her enraged father, or a homeless woman with kids who is just plain scared out of her mind?

    So why the hell do women metaphorically kick their sisters in the gut by voting Republican?

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    “HOBBS, N.M. (Gray News) – An 18-year-old in New Mexico is facing charges after police said she admitted she put her newborn son in the garbage. … Police Chief August Fons explained a group of people discovered the baby boy around 7:45 p.m. when they were looking through the trash for anything of value.”

    Seems she was living at home, didn’t know she was pregnant until Jan 6th, and tossed the newborn in terrified desperation and confusion. Her parents drove her to the police station and the 18 YO father is seeking custody. Would sex education have helped? No, that’s too “liberal”.

    So WTF is Goodwyn’s point, anyway?

    Google baby found in dumpster 2022

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 5 months ago

    My takeaway from the cartoon is that it displays the hard decision a new mother has to make upon discovering she’s given birth to a cartoonist . . .

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 5 months ago

    Let me answer my rhetorical question (“WTF is Goodwyn’s point, anyway?”)

    To politicize a tragedy.

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    casonia2  5 months ago

    What hooey, Goodwyn…

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    Rich Douglas  5 months ago

    There is no “abortion up to birth.” Typical scare tactics because logic and science cause you to fail.

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    jhayesd31  5 months ago

    Don’t worry Goodwin The American Fuhrer will outlaw all birth control.

    Then he will create punishments for out of wedlock births that will only be applied to non white women.

    Then he will create houses for white unwed mothers.

    Because “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

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    Nantucket Premium Member 5 months ago

    This is the BS that the RWNJs use to prevent women from making their own reproductive choices. Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood because her mother died young because of having NINETEEN pregnancies.

    Look at how many RWNJs push their mistresses to get abortions while they lie in public; Trump paid for at least one abortion that he admitted.

    The laws that Repubs pass to limit abortion are not based on medical facts. There isn’t a heart at 6 weeks, so there isn’t a heartbeat. Abortions need to be allowed until 24 weeks (viability) because of tests that cannot be done until 20 weeks. They pass laws that require doctors to lie to their patients – abortions don’t increase the risk of breast cancer, you cannot reverse the process after you take the first abortion pill and many others. The laws that Repubs pass make it harder for women to get an abortion, so many women have to delay getting one, which is riskier.

    Before Roe v Wade, I was in elementary school and 2 of my classmates had older sisters that died from “appendix complications”. Even though I was only about 11, even I heard the whispers that these were botched back-alley abortions.

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    GiantShetlandPony  5 months ago

    There is an extremely easy answer to abortion. Don’t believe in it, don’t have one. Leave everyone else alone.

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    Conservative Man  5 months ago

    Yah just premature body bags there is no shortage of birth control Just people smart enough to use it too many think abortion is birth control Gogo baby buthchers

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    jader3rd  5 months ago

    Being born is a big line, and is super important in becoming an individual.

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    UnklGene  5 months ago

    Shut up, kid!

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