Bob Gorrell for June 30, 2022

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    sipsienwa Premium Member 3 months ago

    I am sure they did not imagine AR15s and AK47s. And idiots who thought anyone should have them.

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    The Ninth Amendment covers any right not explicitly stated.

    And what women do, or used to, or absolutely should have a right to, is the right to make personal and private medical decisions pertaining to their own body and health.

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    Judge Magney  3 months ago

    And ace legal analyst Gorrell confused the Constitution, which is law, with the Declaration of Independence, which isn’t.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    And once again, Trump Disciple Gorrell picks ONLY the parts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bible that fit The Narrative.

    As always, Trump Disciples LIE about every issue.

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    bkincaid  3 months ago

    The plagiarism grows more apparent every day; as, consistently, The World’s Laziest Cartoonist® continues cutting-and-pasting his career from others’ work.

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    dcy665  3 months ago

    Of course, Bob has little knowledge of earlier times; Abortion was commonplace.

    Why would they include it, it would be like putting directions on how to treat burst appendix in the Declaration of Independence. Crazy talk, by GQP crazies.

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    baroden  3 months ago

    And yet six philistines on the Supreme Court want us to follow their literal word.

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    Comic Man Premium Member 3 months ago

    Good one, Bob. Well done.

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    klbdds  3 months ago

    “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” John Adams. Hence a question never imagined.

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    brit-ed  3 months ago

    If they had been made up of 50% women, it might have come up but as they did not consider women to be full citizens, it would not have been considered. Nor would anything to do with menstruation, rape or child birth. Women were a foreign land to these ignorant old men.

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    Gosh, I thought SCORP (the Supreme Court of the Republican Party) had “solved” this issue.

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    dnie  3 months ago

    No mention of abortion in OUR Constitution.

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    Civitas Libertas  3 months ago

    The cartoonist and many of the right wing troll commenters are shining examples as to why the Founding Fathers (a horrific term in and of itself as it makes it sound like they were Demi-Gods somehow involved in the physical birthing process and I only use it here for the sake of brevity) did not want to give the poor and the ignorant the right to vote. The ignorance, cognitive dissonance, and cognitive laziness they continuously display demonstrates this each and everyday. What is truly appalling though, is how proud of this ignorance these people are.

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    fusilier  3 months ago

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10297561/

    “Abortion was frequently practiced in North America during the period from 1600 to 1900. Many tribal societies knew how to induce abortions. They used a variety of methods including the use of black root and cedar root as abortifacient agents. During the colonial period, the legality of abortion varied from colony to colony and reflected the attitude of the European country which controlled the specific colony. In the British colonies abortions were legal if they were performed prior to quickening. "

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    “Throughout the colonial period and during the early years of the republic, the abortion situation for slave women was different than for other women. Slaves were subject to the rules of their owners, and the owners refused to allow their slaves to terminate pregnancies. The owners wanted their slaves to produce as many children as possible since these children belonged to the slave owners.”

    fusilier

    James 2:24

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 3 months ago

    No, Gorrell, of course they didn’t. At the time, they were focused on taking away the rights of Black people and what they referred to as “Indians”. But later, our lawmakers were to include “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”. Unfortunately for christians, That also includes women and their right to bodily autonomy.

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    TLH1310 Premium Member 3 months ago

    The founding fathers knew about abortion and apparently felt it wasn’t worth mentioning.

    Ben Franklin even wrote a formula of herbs to induce one, or as he called it “a cure for the suppression of the courses”.

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    Nantucket Premium Member 3 months ago

    Abortion wasn’t specifically included in the Constitution because it was LEGAL then. Male doctors were the ones that pushed anti-abortion measures because they didn’t want the competition they had from midwives.

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-history-of-abortion-rights-in-the-u-s

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    GradingGorrell  3 months ago

    3/67

    Gorrell copy/pastes a famous painting(again):

    https://www.gocomics.com/bobgorrell/2019/07/02

    most cartoonists would redraw this famous painting in their own style if they wanted to reference it. Not Gorrell, he just copy/pasted it and added a white speech bubble and his signature. That’s how memes work, not cartoons.

    remind me, how many founding MOTHERS had a role in shaping the constitution? were any non-white men there?

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    davidthoms1  3 months ago

    Benjamin Franklin did give advice on how to do abortions!

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    member2845  3 months ago

    Sure they did. They knew we might have to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government like Bidumb and Pelozi visit on us. We might have to defend our own borders and streets from lawlessness because Dumbocrats do not believe in laws or Constitutions or following their oaths of office to do their jobs. The founders were smarter than we think we are.

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    NeoconMan  3 months ago

    And now let’s deprive women of the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is for men only.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    Silly question wabbit. Every man knows that a happy woman is one comforting a crying baby or two.. washing diapers.. Gives them a great feeling of being worthy.. useful even. /S

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    ari.stottle  3 months ago

    It would seem that the right to life would make such a question irrelevant.

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    smartgrr  3 months ago

    In my opinion, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness does justify a woman’s right to choose.

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    William Green Premium Member 3 months ago

    In the colonial era, abortion wouldn’t have been a real issue because children were highly valued inasmuch as they contributed significantly to the family income and because the death rate for newborns and children was relatively high. Also, promiscuous sex between unwed couples thus unwanted pregnancies were far less common in those days. Bottom line, there was very little need for or demand for abortions or legislation to regulate them.

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    Bex Premium Member 3 months ago

    https://www.americanprogress.org/article/scarlet-letters-getting-the-history-of-abortion-and-contraception-right/

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ahem. That would be the Declaration of Independence, Bob, not that lame right-wing excuse for it’s omission in the Constitution.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    ⇧ If people like corn flakes wants to define zygotes and blastocysts as “babies”, then it’s entirely his opinion. Therefore, contraception like the Pill, IUDs, foam, and Plan B are, indeed, “abortion” because they prevent said zygotes and blastocysts from implantation. And that is LONG before the girl or woman knows she’s pregnant. It’s called “Life Begins at Conception.”

    And if he thinks 1-inch 13-week embryos are likewise “babies”, then the two-pill FDA-approved regimen are not only abortions, but “abortions of babies”.

    BTW, more than 90% of pregnancies are either prevented or aborted within 13 weeks. The abortion of viable human beings is pure fiction.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    To clarify, the “Life Begins at Conception” being codified into law in states like TX, MO, and LA will absolutely outlaw ALL contraceptives preventing the implantation of a zygote in the body of a girl or woman. And it is an opinion by the minority.

    In other words, it will be illegal to use contraceptives like Pill, IUDs, foam, and Plan B. Women, are you willing to give up your contraceptives and take your chances? Oh wait, excuse me… you have no choice in the matter! Because, you know… “Freedom”

    Oh yeah, and it will also be illegal to use the FDA-approved two-pill regimen to abort embryos before 13 weeks. Rape? Incest? Too bad. Suffer. And don’t forget child visitation and child support for your rapist, too. You have no choice.

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    Their first thought after the original, now out of date constitution was signed was, holy crap! the religious nuts are trying to exploit our newly formed country already, let’s make a 1st Amendment to address that, but still provide some sort of freedom of religion. Heck we can tax it later, and still should be.

    Of course, the 2nd Amendment was to address that they didn’t want a large standing military, but saw the need for a well regulated citizen militia (now reserves and guard) to protect the USA from other countries, and perhaps protect the newly formed government from enemies from within. It was not to give lunatics unlimited weapons and ammunition in order to overthrow the USA Government, because that would be stupid.

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    AndrewSihler  3 months ago

    Of course, when the constitution was drafted, abortion was legal. Also, you can’t think of everything, which is why we have the 9th and 10th amendments.

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    tauyen  3 months ago

    they also never envisioned automobiles, aircraft and the internet – does that mean they should be banned?

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    zxcar1  3 months ago

    Hey Booby! I mean Bobby!

    “Before 1840, abortion was widespread and largely-stigma-free for American women. The first anti-abortion advocates in the United States were male physicians who sought to make abortion illegal to push out competition from midwives and female healers.

    The idea that fetuses have rights and those rights trump those of living women and girls is a relatively new concept, historians say."

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    DrDon1  3 months ago

    The whole issue of “abortion” is way above Gorrell’s pay grade!

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    gopher gofer  3 months ago

    You know folks: It’s actually very simple.

    only a simpleton would write this…

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    calliarcale  3 months ago

    It’s true they never imagined anyone would ask that question, because it would have seemed self-evident to them. Abortion was legal in those days.

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    hoot1  3 months ago

    Well done Gorrell. Apt and timely.

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    wildthing  3 months ago

    Highlights of a busy week…………..ANY idiot can now conceal carry, women will now die needlessly or have their lives ruined in the name of Christian Values, speaking of christian values, the separation between church state can be counted in millimeters, and to top it off, we can’t regulate CO2, kiss your liveable planet bye bye. Oh and Trump WANTED them to be armed, and he wanted to be there.

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