Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The point of this cartoon: Based upon the actions of anti-abortion activists they seem to care very little for the actually born. So much energy is expended to stop abortion but so little is used to improve the lives of those that are born.

In this cartoon, the activists prevented the abortion but failed to provide any help or support to the mother or the child.

I wonder if anti-abortion activists really want to end abortion.

The local Coalition for Life is running ads decrying the quality of the condoms that Planned Parenthood passes out and the lack of a doctor at the local clinic - "only an out of town abortionist". The Coalition for Life's solution - shut down Planned Parenthood.

The Coalition for Life does not pass out higher quality condoms, does not operate a clinic where low income women can get exams (Planned Parenthood also offer gynecological exams - for early detection of diseases, like cancer), does not operate an adoption agency, does not operate a day care so that single women can still go to work and school and keep the kid, does not offer any kind of support for someone wishing to keep the baby, does not offer parenting classes, does not offer sex education (other than sex outside of marriage is bad), does not offer disease prevention information, and does not offer any kind of family planning services. The Coalition for Life does not offer anything to prevent the need for an abortion.

What does the Coalition for Life do? Stand outside of the local Planned Parenthood Clinic and protest and pray; Write down the license plate numbers of vehicles coming into the Planned Parenthood and then from that getting the address registered to the license plate and sending a nasty letter to the address. They interfere with the operations of businesses that support Planned Parenthood. Not a simple boycott but activities that interfere with the business such as tying up fax lines with junk faxes. The Coalition for Life is so obnoxious that they have turned off other anti-abortion groups.

The Coalition for Life has not helped a single child or woman. It is this organization that I had in mind when I drew this cartoon.

If you are an anti-abortion activist that actually does the things that the Coalition for Life does not do - this cartoon is not about you. If your pro-life organization really cares about life (the born and unborn) then this cartoon is not about your organization. If your anti-abortion organization provides all kinds of resources and information (other than celibacy) to prevent unplanned pregnancies then this cartoon is not about you.

If you believe that the point of this cartoon is anything other than what I have stated, then you are wrong. Yes, you are wrong. You are wrong - try to cope. Nope, you are still wrong. It's cute but wrong. It's wrong, I tell you, wrong. No, seriously, you are wrong.

I drew the damn cartoon. I know my own thoughts.

2 comments:

Toonhead said...

I got tired of the weekly e-mail from some person who completely missed the point of the cartoon. I wrote this post for efficiency. I can refer to it instead of composing a new response every week.

sarah said...

Write down the license plate numbers of vehicles coming into the Planned Parenthood and then from that getting the address registered to the license plate and sending a nasty letter to the address.

Isn't this illegal? What database do they have access to where they can look up people's addresses from their license plates? I thought only the DMV or law enforcement could do that.

By the way, the local variety of antiabortion nutjobs has been vociferously protesting outside a clinic in a town near me. Despite their five-foot-high dead baby head signs, shouting at motorists passing by (because of course they are strategically positioned in the median of a very busy boulevard), and cries of saving the precious gifts of God, they somehow didn't take notice of the 17-month-old girl from a nearby town who was killed (beaten to death) by her father's girlfriend last month. Funny, no "pro-life" people showed up at the girlfriend's arraignment to shout invectives at her for taking the life of an innocent child. What's worse, the ending of the "life" of a pea-sized embyro, or the beating death of a cognizant, active, living presence already in the world?