Abortion Cartoon

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12 April 2014 Abortion Cartoon In the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama versus John McCain, Democratic candidate Obama supported partial-birth abortions while Republican candidate McCain was very much against them. This controversial subject has inspired various political cartoons, articles, and debates between people with opposing views. In 2008, David Donar created a political cartoon that features two people making comments on abortion that accurately describe Obama and McCain’s political views. In the 2008 election, Obama and McCain supported the general views of their political parties; these contrasting opinions are represented in Donar’s political cartoon on the topic of abortion. In the cartoon, a man has a McCain t-shirt on while a woman has an Obama t-shirt on; the man states, “I’m pro life” while the woman states “I’m pro quality of life.” McCain opposed any abortion that did not result from a serious issue such as rape, incest, or pregnancy problems for the mother or child. He was against funding for education to youths on pregnancy and contraceptives, which are aimed at reducing the amount of abortions within the teenage population. Obama supported the right to an abortion, giving women the opportunity to abort their pregnancy based on their individual circumstances. His decision would allow for women to have an abortion for any reason, especially if they could not support their baby properly or be forced to put their newborn in foster care.

In relation to their preferred politician’s views on abortion, the cartoonist structured what these characters were saying in a way that would make people agree with Obama. The reasoning for the cartoon was that when citizens agree with the pro-life viewpoints of many politicians, they do not realize the repercussions that anti-abortion…...

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