Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons by Al Goodwyn for May 10, 2022

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bible thumping evangelicals shouldn’t decide anyone’s rights.

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    Shod  3 months ago

    The terrible irony is that Republicans scream bloody murder about government interference in private affairs, yet they are eager to have the government go into your personal affairs over reproductive rights, sexual preferences, and personal beliefs.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    That is correct (surprisingly). But how does Goodwyn propose that women CAN decide for themselves when the old (white) (guys) have made it illegal to decide for themselves?

    The only reasonable solution, seems to me, is to VOTE THE REPUBLICANS OUT. All the way down the ballot. No matter how much worse the Democrat might be in some other way.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Abortion is murder.”



    Murder is a capital crime, right?

    Therefore, ANY woman who willingly undergoes an abortion, should be executed. It is obviously premeditated, so that is first degree MURDER!!!!!!!!!!

    Along with the woman being put to death, the doctor also needs to be executed.

    Any accomplices, such as any nurses or any medical technician, receptionist, anyone who provides transportation or information about the procedure is an accomplice to first degree MURDER!!!! and must be imprisoned for several years.


    Because PRO LIFE!!!

    Also, Compassionate Conservatism.

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    Basic human rights that are “settled law” should not be called into question by rapists and religious zealots. And basic human rights shouldn’t be called into question for state-by-state voting. What basic human rights are the GQP wanting to vote on next?

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    Patjade Premium Member 3 months ago

    In the Alternate universe, taking away rights is A-OK.

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    True enough, the most simple answer has always been: Don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one. See, simple, no idiotic laws needed.

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    Nantucket Premium Member 3 months ago

    This doesn’t make any sense. Roe v Wade allows women to make their own decision along with their doctor. Overturning it allows state legislatures to force their opinions on women. Several Republican states are so heavily gerrymandered that even though there are more votes for Democratic candidates, the Repubs still hold the majority of the seats. WI and FL are just 2 examples and DeSantis is making FL even worse.

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    baroden  3 months ago

    You mean in 1973 when black robed justices, all men, decided to make abortion available to women because men, in control of state governments, passed draconian laws that forced women to get back alley abortions that threatened their health and ability to reproduce in the future? You mean men, who won’t EVER fully understand the pain of abortion creating laws based on their fake interpretation of the Bible which does NOT prohibit abortion, even though it was written by men.

    Those men?

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    azrael2000  3 months ago

    For 2.5 years it was "You don’t have a choice. Your body is government property. You want to work and eat, you must take the vaxx. And now it is “My body, my choice?” Why not do the simple thing. Don’t have sex until you are ready to have children, instead of sacrificing them to Ba’al / Moloch… but then you would have to show some responsibility.

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    bkincaid  3 months ago

    ^^ Talibangelical. Actually worships Moloch in the current guise of a wannabe orangutan….

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    NobodyAwesome Premium Member 3 months ago

    ok, so continuing this theme, why are states banning abortion. Let the people decide for themselves. This is an individual choice and not for a few to make on behalf. And please don’t tell me that elected officials are the voice of the people. None of them got 100% vote. So no elected official is the complete voice of people. (And lately mabt have won by quirks of voting system.)

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    Odon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Phase Two: The drumbeat to outlaw contraception begins.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago


    Putting ANYONE in this position of POWER EVENTUALLY GOES SOUR! BOO HISS

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    walfishj  3 months ago

    False equivalency. A basic error in logic.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Since when are basic human rights to be considered negotiable? When Republicans manage to destroy democracy in the states they control? Other “negotiable” rights include marital rape, contraception, and segregation? National laws codifying segregation and bans against contraception and abortion in 2025? And don’t forget those horrible Yoga pants, too?

    Some slave states (LA, TX) want trigger laws in anticipation of Roe being overturned, forbidding pregnant women from leaving the state. We won’t have another Dred Scott decision with this fascist right-wing court, but we might have a modern-day Underground Railroad. What, we’ll have a Pregnancy Enforcement Police to administer and enforce such laws? Force women and doctors to “register” their pregnancies?

    I reckon requiring a pregnancy to be “registered” and women carrying papers proving compliance with the law could technically be called a “concealed carry permit”. Thus, in twisted MAGA-land, it’s an “implicit right” to carry a concealed weapon but not a concealed baby.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m surprised Mr. Goodwyn is pushing this meme. The usual strategy for Republicans when confronted on issues like misogyny, abortion, and 1/6 is to change the topic. Fellow fascist prostitute shill Gorrell, for example, is pushing MAGA fascism with an asterisk:

    “Anybody but tЯц☠p”

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    gopher gofer  3 months ago

    the majority now wants to allow women freedom of choice, regardless of what a bunch of men decided in 1973. but, of course, right wingers just want to bang on about what happened in the past…

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    “right wingers just want to bang on about what happened in the past…”

    Alito actually cited a discredited 17th century misogynist, whose legal positions inflicted untold misery on women for centuries.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Looks like the supply chain problems are clearing up because it’s not just Al, but several others who are able to get their daily bowls of stupid.

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    VegaAlopex  3 months ago

    The cartoonist is right. The people should decide private morality for themselves, not government. Therefore that decision must be for the one who will also take the consequences, as Roe vs Wade (and US vs Struck) intended. As government has creeping business in abortion before viability, Roe was a compromise which balances the competing interests The prostrifers won’t pay for the taxes for their unenforceable laws any more than the “drys” did in Prohibition. Most abortions take place in cities where the opinion is overwhelmingly prochoice. The prostrifers don’t get it. As US vs Struck showed, government also doesn’t have the right to force abortions either. My mother and I are staunch Catholic, like Joe Biden. We agree that abortion is wrong, but it’s still the choice of individual who must live with the choice. As we don’t agree with burning heretics at the stake for denying transubstantiation, we see the secular authorities remain separate from religion.

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    Goodwyn is correct, people should decide for themselves. That’s what the court decided in Roe v Wade in 1973, that it is not the states business if you get an abortion.

    Goodwyn would like it to be the states business.

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    OldCoal  3 months ago

    Usual stupidity from Badwyn. Nothing remarkable here, no difference between recognizing a right to privacy in your personal affairs and saying the state can meddle as it pleases.

    Party of freedom – ROFLMAO! And spitting coffee every time I see some fool make that lying claim. Qubs are to freedom as Pol Pot was to the ethnic Chinese.

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    librarylady59  3 months ago

    Strict constructionalism is a judicial philosophy that adheres to the Constitution as written, rather than interpreting it to keep up with the times.

    Should the court continue with a strict constructionalism interpretation contraception could end, LGBTQ+ rights along with gay marriage could end, interracial marriage could end, only white male property owners could vote. In other words, the country would be driven back into the 17th century… like Alito seems to want.

    ’Tis like the bible. One should not take much in the bible at face value considering it was written 1000s of years ago before science was even a word. So, too, has society & civilization has changed since the 17th century, even since the 20th century. The Constitution should be rewritten/updated.

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    cbellmerit  3 months ago

    The 1973 decision allowed a choice. If a woman does not want an abortion then don’t get one.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Christians are really trying to convince us that the God who murdered Bathsheba’s newborn, killed all the firstborn sons of Egypt, sent bears to murder little children, commanded Joshua to kill all the children in Jericho, now suddenly cares about ‘unborn babies’.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 3 months ago

    In 1973, the “Men” didn’t tell women they had to do anything; they gave women a CHOICE.

    Sovereignty over one’s own body is a fundamental human right. Reproduce…don’t reproduce…it’s up to the woman.

    Only one side, the Republican side, wants to take away women’s rights. Republicans can try to obfuscate the topic as much as they can; it won’t work.

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    DASch  3 months ago

    Mitch McConnell stole a seat from Barack Obama, who unlike Trump, won the popular vote every time.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    “Life begins at birth with the first breath,” Gen 2:7

    Fetuses are not persons. Ex 21:22-25

    Fetuses should be aborted as proof of adultery. Numbers 5:11-31

    Life is not sacred. Deuteronomy 28: 18-24

    God will kill unborn fetuses. Isaiah 13:18

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    jhayesd31  3 months ago

    Wow Godwin your a Dam Genius.

    We should repeal all laws passed by White Men … Ironically we can repel the 19th amendment because… was passed by white men.

    I also love that Alito in writing his misguided decision quoted from a famous 16th century British jurist, Matthew Hale.

    Hale was a man who believed women could be witches, assumed women were liars and thought husbands owned their wives’ bodies

    You thought that Alito was going to drag us into the 20th century.

    You were so wrong….. He wants to drag us into the 16th century

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Alioto is in hiding, maybe he was the leaker.

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    mrwiskers  3 months ago

    Are you aware that hundreds of our country’s children die each year from gunshots. Why aren’t you Pro-life and Pro-Choice folks both campaigning as hard to end this annual slaughter?

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