Do you not think though, that a baby being aborted, is a little more serious than a cartoon?
I don't think either of them are hanging offences. On balance though, I'd probably be a little more upset to find my daughter mocking and insulting ethnic minorities on religious grounds than I would be to hear she'd decided of her own free will to have an abortion.
One final point: vested interests in the Islamic world are manipulating the media coverage to make this seem like a much bigger deal than just a cartoon. Notably, the Iranian Government, who want to prepare their people for some tough times ahead if the UN sanctions them because of their nuclear programme, and Hamas, who are looking to strengthen their bargaining position.
Similarly, vested interests in the West are making this seem like a much bigger deal than it is to the average Muslim.
Extremists on both sides are driving the bus. Not just that, but they've persuaded the rest of us to pay to have the bus converted into a tank, and we're not allowed to look outside to see for ourselves what's really going on. They want us to take their word as gospel.
"I don't think there's any place better in the world to be than Ireland when there's a sporting event. I love it, I love the humour of the Irish people, I love that they enjoy life to the full" - Brent Pope