The fact that someone would wear a coat hanger as a display of support for abortion just shows that the culture of death knows no bounds.
The occasion is a thank-you gift from a DC charity that provides small grants to women needing abortions.
The brouhaha took the charity somewhat aback.
The coat hanger is a reminder of women’s suffering when abortion is placed out of reach. It is a promise from reproductive justice advocates to never go back to the grotesque world our anti-choice opponents are striving for: a world WITHOUT safe access to abortion, where women might have to resort to horrific alternatives like a coat hanger. That’s why our supporters love the pendants and wear them as a point of pride.
While we were surprised by the conservative media’s ignorance of the history of the coat hanger’s symbolism, we certainly welcome the spotlight on our efforts to help women.
In short: the coat hangers are not going anywhere, and neither are we.
These nimrods claim that the timing of the gift offering is a celebration of the anniversary of the trial of Gosnell, aka Fetus Fetishist Hero.
It's the fetus fetishists who should be celebrating. The coat hanger is the symbol of desperation, illegality, stigma, and needless suffering. All their doing.
Added by deBeauxOs: an archival blogpost here provides background on the history of the coat-hanger as a symbol of those days when desperate women without support or financial resources used illegal providers or self-aborted.