Here’s what my daughter Susie has to say about her newest graphic report for the Cartoon Movement about the war that’s being waged against women’s health in the United States.
Some issues are straight forward and can be elegantly distilled into single panel editorial cartoons. Some are full of gray areas and require some deeper exploration. I think this story and the issue of faith-based crisis pregnancy centers in general falls into the latter category. They may do a great deal of good for some women, but at the same time they’re also standing in the way of legal choices for many women. This isn’t just about abortion! These centers provide misleading and even false information to women, pregnant or not, regarding contraception and basic reproductive health issues — and from people who are not licensed medial professionals, or even licensed counselors. To find this happening in what most would consider the liberal playground of San Francisco was surprising, and deserved further investigation.