Providence Journal Pulls Doonesbury

ProJo According to the New York Times,

A national syndicate will offer replacement “Doonesbury” comic strips to newspapers that don’t want to run a series that uses graphic imagery to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, executives said Friday. A handful of newspapers say they would not run this week’s series, while several others said the strips would move from the comics to opinion pages or Web sites only.

Surprise surprise! The Providence Journal, owned by the Texan Belo Corporation, is one of those papers pulling the series. The Daily Cartoonist has a complete list of the papers not running the strips as well as the papers who are running the series in their editorial section, which seems okay. (Slate seems to be hosting the strip.)

4 thoughts on “Providence Journal Pulls Doonesbury”

  1. Doonesbury is the only comic I read.
    So disappointing. The Projo is losing readers daily. You have given us another reason not to bother with this newpaper.
    I wish I could cancel.We have home delivery and it is awful. Sporadic at best.

  2. I’d be really upset about this, you know, if I actually still read the ProJo. Yet anther reason to not start again.

  3. The Librarienne

    Seriously, that is the tamest abortion related thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe people are so worked up about it, but kudos to Garry Trudeau for making a point.

  4. That’s just sad. What will they do next? Ban Peanuts for people who can’t kick a football?

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