Planned Parenthood and Abortion

As they attempt to live up to campaign promises and slash the federal budget, House Republicans are taking aim at Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health and child health services, including providing abortions.

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in politics today, and political cartoonists don’t shy away from controversy. Here are some cartoons, both right and left, that have come in on the issue.

Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune sees members of the GOP praying to the alter of the Religious Right…

Steve Greenberg sees a new definition for abortion…

Slowpoke cartoonist Jen Sorensen sees a parallel in Republicans “Protect Life Act” and zombies…

While No Exit cartoonist Andy Singer sees life beginning at the earliest possible moment…

Denver Post cartoonist Mike Keefe sees Pro-Life extremists as believing they’re doing the bidding of God…

While Mike Lane sees the aftermath of women’s health if Planned Parenthood were to shut down…

Conservative cartoonist Gary McCoy has some serious thoughts about Planned Parenthood and abortion. Here are some of his cartoons…

Jimmy Margulies at the Bergen Record also has some individual thoughts about women’s rights. Here are some of his recent cartoons…

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

12 replies on “Planned Parenthood and Abortion”

There is a Planned Parenthood office in my neighborhood. Almost every time I drive by there, there are pickets out front with signs protesting abortion.

That's OK. They have free speech. I don't like abortion, either. In particular, partial birth abortion – to me, that's simple murder. However, planning parenthood is not always about abortion. Sometimes, it is about not getting pregnant in the first place, or should be.

It often seems to me that those who are so powerfully pro-life should be thumping for sex education in the schools and/or doing their best to educate their own kids, instead of pretending that "just say No" actually works.

They are at the wrong end of the supply chain. An ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure.

They remind me of the tale of the fisherman who saw someone floating swiftly down the river, struggling to survive, and jumped in to save him, only to find another, and yet another, because the real problem was the nut job up-river who was throwing people off the bridge.

It's just as wrong to tell a woman what to do with her body as it is to kill an unborn child. Until we educate our young on how children are conceived, we will always have this controversy.

i have this discussion many more times than i want to, but probably not as often as i need to. goes like this:

my three daughters are all grown up now, and all three married more than two years. i have a 6-month-old grandson, and another grandchild on the way. no abortions in our family. we're pro-choice, but the choice has to be informed; arrived at with a well-formed conscience. as i said, no abortions in our family, that's our choice.

Reply to Gary: What an ignorant, misinformed opinion you have. Boy, the right just loooves to compare other people to Hitler, don't they? Everyone who disagrees with them is a nazi or a communist or part of a conspiracy.

Didn't you see the fourth cartoon? When does life begin, in your opinion? During the erection when the "child" only exists as a single sperm, comparable to a cell? Or, maybe at conception, when the "child" exists as only a fertilized egg. Do us all a favor, and read your argument back to yourself before you make it so that you don't embarrass yourself the way you just did in that idiotic statement.

Well maybe the school buses are a little more emptier since the time of the baby boomers. We can now shorten school buses and hopefully gas prices will go down (not)
Yo mama brought you in this world, let's tax some deadbeat father's but we wont tie any girls legs together
Now think on that

How many abortions has McCoy personally prevented? Has he ever offered to adopt an unwanted child? Or is he like every other wingnut – once you’re out, tough shitski, kidski.

The only thing I’ve read about him was about an arrest for beating his wife.

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