When Cartoons Offend: Controversial Comic Strips Then and Now - PICTURES

March 12, 2012, 2:58 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.