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Signe Wilkinson for October 13, 2020

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Amy Coney Barrett belongs to “People of Praise,” a religious cult (an extremist fringe element within Catholicism) that believes husbands should dictate how their wives vote. Within the group, she also attained the highest level available to women (leadership roles are strictly MEN ONLY): HANDMAID. This is not satire. This is not a play on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” She literally, proudly, anointed herself a HANDMAID.

    Her husband, Jesse Barrett, is also a high-profile lawyer (they met at Notre Dame Law School, a Catholic university). He was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

    If Ms Coney Barrett really believes the things she has said and written about women being subservient to their husbands, and letting their husbands dictate their votes, does that mean her husband will also dictate her Supreme Court rulings?

    Does that really count as nominating a woman, or just another Trump lie?

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    rbmumsie  4 months ago

    I think it’s an abomination!

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    leelandjohnson116  4 months ago

    Someone help me here, is this supposed to be an abortion joke. If it is it is in poor taste.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s no joke.

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    braindead Premium Member 4 months ago

    Or, as Trump Disciples think of it, the Holy Grail.

    Them damn sinners must be punished.

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    BTW almost 220,000 dead thanks to Trump and His ‘pro-life’ Disciples.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    At her hearing today the repubs had their stock response by claiming the dems are attacking her religion. The dems never brought it up.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 4 months ago

    Amy “Conehead” Barrett: She’s not from another planet, just from the Middle Ages.

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    T Smith  4 months ago

    Not to worry.

    Wealthy people like Amy will always be able to access safe abortions for themselves and their daughters.

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    Patjade Premium Member 4 months ago

    If she gets conformed and throws out Row V Wade, the coat hanger and back alley centers will once again crop up.

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    Zev  Premium Member 4 months ago

    So we may have yet another break in the wall between church and state. I don’t like it. Not one bit.

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    William Bednar Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ouch!

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    Joe Cooker Premium Member 4 months ago

    I don’t want anyone who relies on religious beliefs for inspiration making decisions which affect me.

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    swilkins Premium Member 4 months ago

    Just an FYI, there’s nothing about religion in this cartoon. Just a comment on her published statements about abortion. It does amuse me, though, to think what the Senators might ask if it were an atheist, Muslim or Mennonite being confirmed.

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    jal333  4 months ago

    Many young people don’t remember the “hangers” or the number of women who died in desperation because their families threw them out, disowned them and a society that restricted birth control pills unless you were a married woman. The men who fathered the egg with their sperm was just acting like a “man”. The “slut” woman should have known better. God help me, I remember those days like they were yesterday. I hate what this country has become. Vote.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Why would any woman vote for any rights restricting Republican?

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    I could intellectually accept the position (not agree with, just accept) of so-called “Pro-Life” advocates if they would drop the pious posturings of “All life is sacred” and admit that they are not “Pro-Life” at all, just “Anti-Abortion.”

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    Michael G.  4 months ago

    Pigeons will come home to roost on her and all the other hypocrites who have hijacked the mantle of “Christianity” for their personal “brand”.

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    Perkycat  4 months ago

    Maybe not funny, but a good message to give serious thought to. I think she is already confirmed ~~ they are just going through the motions. Doesn’t matter at all what we the people think or want…..trump has spoken.

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    thelordthygod666  4 months ago

    If Barrett does result in the overturn of Roe v Wade, it would ultimately force Congress to write an amendment that would legally determine whether a woman or the State had control over her body. It would force every politician to publicly vote to pick the rights of women or using governmental force.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 4 months ago

    There is something very wrong about a woman that would let a man run her life in total authority. It’s wrong for anyone to be ruled over so strictly. She doesn’t have to think because another one tells her what to think. And SHE WANTS TO BE A JUDGE? It’s so stupid it stinks like a pile of dead fish.

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    MontanaBill Premium Member 4 months ago

    An unwarranted attack on another woman. Maybe in contrition, Signe, you should draw a cartoon of someone dismembering an 8 month old screaming baby in the womb.

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    szanwil2 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Signe nailed it with the coat hanger halo. I remember those before Roe only too well. I was a nurse in a hospital setting when women came in with uncontrolled bleeding. Today is no picnic either with so many states making an abortion very difficult to obtain. Not good times when a woman cannot control her own body.

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    Diamond Lil  4 months ago

    Outstanding imagery!

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    pc368dude  4 months ago

    Indeed, had the past four years been written as a Stephen King novel – say, ten years ago – it may well have been hailed as way too crazy to be a possibility that would actually scare people.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member 4 months ago

    Excellent.

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    lobo1939  4 months ago

    If she had an iota of dignity, honor and self worth, she would refuse to accept the appointment just as she would refuse to accept any other stolen property. But republikkkans are as they are.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    Republicans despise abortion because it reduces the number of children who can be gunned down in schoolyards. It’s just not as much fun when you don’t get to see ’em die, you know?

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    jborg  4 months ago

    Cynical as a child about the facts behind the “Jesus loves me” song, I came to the view early that the ambition to go to heaven was a selfish exercise in deferred hedonism best exemplified, to the Western mind, by the promise of an ever increasing number of virgins awaiting Islamic martyrs’ self-sacrifice.Mark Twain wrote a short story examining the inherent selfishness of this goal, contrasting two sisters caring for a dying mother and daughter. Implausibly housed separately, the daughter was buoyed daily by news of her mother. When her mother died one sister wanted to keep the truth from her, noting the joy and strength the girl drew from these daily reports. The other sister would not tell a lie, lest she not get to heaven. ISelfish?As to the legal matters at hand, a man I knew bragged of 179 conquests, one took 5 minutes. No Wilt Chamberlain, but competitiveness, testosterone, alcohol and “good lines” impact the trusting, naive, and vulnerable.Prior to men taking charge of women’s bodies and medicine, for untold millennia women were in charge of their fertility.Ancient herbal remedies allowed family planning. Queen Ann’s lace, for instance, produces an effective and safe abortifacient. Women’s control was usurped. Is it now to be denied?Affordable care? Catholic emphasis on “works” drove Ted Kennedy to pursue atonement through enacting things likeTitle IX, which transformed women’s sports, i.e. the NWSL & WNBA, Olympics etc. Very Catholic.“Catholic” means “universal”. Catholic healthcare would reflect Christ’s healing habits and His instructions re “the least of these”. Applying a financial bar, or ban on preexisting needs won’t get you There, Coney Barrett. It’s just not Catholic.

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    tabby  4 months ago

    Just saw this in my news feed. Yet another reason why we shouldn’t make abortion decisions based on religion. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/13/gary-peters-abortion-story/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR31KXSvbBy87UCeGauM7eF5m2QaDbr0NowfRbIIaMCoUj14ShO2-PXIFC0

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    pamela welch Premium Member 4 months ago

    Well Signe, if folks didn’t understand her point of view before; this oughtta do it — brilliant!

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    swilkins Premium Member 3 months ago

    THanks, all but the responses to this cartoon from my home newspaper were searingly negative. One person wished my mother had used a coat hanger on me. SO, my question to you is how do we bridge this divide on abortion and so many other issues. I’d love to have a forum someday of readers like you and the readers of my paper to exchange views directly. Thoughts?

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    Ginny Premium Member 3 months ago

    To put it simply – each side of the issue should have a choice. Abort or not abort. Also, each side should shut up and not diss the other side.

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