See it, that is.
Media writer Jim Romanesko (JimRomenesko.com) reports that some newspapers are planning to spike next week’s Doonesbury strips and and run fillers instead. The reason? Trudeau is taking on the issue of abortion and the invasive transvaginal examination that plays a part in what is viewed as another attack on abortion by GOP religious conservatives.
Romanesko has text summaries of each day’s strip. Here are two:
Monday: Young woman arrives for her pre-termination sonogram, is told to take a seat in the shaming room, a middle-aged male state legislator will be right with her.
Friday: Doctor is explaining that the Texas GOP requires her to have an intimate encounter with her fetus. He begins describing it to her. Last panel, he says, “Shall I describe it’s hopes and dreams?” She replies, “If it wants to be the next Rick Perry, I’ve made up my mind.”
To read Romanesko’s column, including an interview with Trudeau published in the Washington Post go here.
And now the big question is: Will the Star run the strips or are they unfit to appear on the same page with Pickles?