This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.
This is not my image. I’m using it with permission from Arthur Newspaper.
The sad part is a lot of people don’t even understand what the hanger represents. Awful.
How about describing what it is, so people are educated instead of just saying- oh- how sad y’all don’t know what this means. This is expressing women’s rights (or lack thereof) to get an abortion. Illegal abortions have been around for awhile, and some women have conducted abortions on themselves.They’d use coat hangers, or anything they could get a hold of to induce a miscarriage. This obviously poses a danger to the woman, as many women will find the instrument stuck in their cervix, unable to get it out. This protest is to prevent these women from hurting themselves, and have abortion be legalized so they’d have a safe abortion in a clean environment.