I usually don't create "straight" editorial cartoons (I'm always worried about offending somebody), but this "debate" is getting ridiculous and this cartoon is my gut response. I have little doubt that this cartoon won't ruffle some feathers, but so it goes.
To me, being "Pro-Life" means actually caring about the health & well being of a person throughout their life-- from start to finish. (I'm not going to debate where those start & finish lines are in a person's life, so please don't bother commenting about that.) This cartoon is not about abortion, it's about caring for the well being of your fellow citizen: a little kid, a retired soldier, a CEO who's well-off, a homeless person, a politician... all of the millions of citizens who live in this great country deserve good, affordable health care. However, because the economics of our insurance programs, many people can't afford it.
I am fortunate. I work for a company (part-time) that employs union workers. Because I'm a teamster and because of the nature of them darn (GASP!) "socialist" unions, I have awesome health benefits (medical, dental & vision and a 401(k) and plenty of vacation time!) provided to me at a very reasonable cost. (Less than $50 per month) I'm not rich. Not by a long shot. But like I said, I'm fortunate. Not everyone can work where I do, and not every company (or union) can provide the befits that I receive. I believe that if we were truly a country that cared about being "#1," then everyone would want their neighbor to do well as much as they would want that for themselves. If we focused a little less on competition and a little more on cooperation, I think this country could truly be #1.
Anyways... this weekend I plan to work on another "Health Care Debate" comic (a BLINK one this time) to post here after I've read through the proposal and (mentally) digested it. I'll strive a more nuanced voice in that one.