The bright side of a Trump presidency

Largely lost in the recent media frenzy over Hillary’s pneumonia was this little reminder of actual policy from Mike Pence, speaking at the Values Voters Summit:

“I want to live to see the day that we put the sanctity of life back at the center of American law, and we send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history, where it belongs.”

Pence vowed to uphold the Hyde Amendment, and added:

“The days of public funding for Planned Parenthood are over when the Trump-Pence administration arrives in Washington, DC,” he said.

It would be nice if we could talk about the millions of low-income women who will be denied access to life-saving health care instead of endlessly babbling about campaign gaffes and frivolous horse-race nonsense. Texas women, especially, have been through enough. Did you know this year’s Democratic platform includes a historic call to repeal the Hyde Amendment? Can we at least try to ground the conversation in the real-world impact on actual human beings?


  • nirbhao

    I’m curious to see how the abortion debate will evolve as women with zika see their microcephalic fetuses on the ultrasounds. I’m sure Trump and Pence will direct all kinds of public funding to the healthcare and social services babies born with microcephally will need. Sarcmark.

  • Barry Rosen

    Yes, the resemblance of the armed guard to a Nazi storm trooper is as subtle as a sledge hammer. Fine by me. Maybe it will overcome the American propensity for historical amnesia.

  • Barry Rosen

    I should have been doing other things today, but this cartoon really got to me. So I postponed my chores and commented more extensively:

  • ThorstenV

    Well the US had a president whose major accomplishment was being a B-movie star with only a little experience as governor. Can someone top this? Yes they can! Just to spit the world. We’ll show them. Make a HJUUGE error again.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.