When Cartoons Offend: Controversial Comic Strips Then and Now—PICTURES
Updated: March 16, 2012 | 7:33 a.m.
March 12, 2012 | 6:58 p.m.
The comic strip Doonesbury is taking heat from conservative publications after author Garry Trudeau recently penned a series of strips regarding the Texas law that requires abortion providers to perform an ultrasound before the procedure. The strip will have six installments, starting March 12 and continuing for the following six days. It depicts a woman going through the procedure, from the mandatory ultrasound, the requirement that doctors describe the fetal image, and the 24-hour waiting period after the exam. We take a look at other comics that were considered controversial in their time.