Traditionally, the coat hanger has been treated as a trump card for abortion-rights advocates the same way that fetal photographs (particularly of living babies) have been for pro-lifers.
Chuffling Tiger points out the underlying truths with which we rationally counter the irrational implications of the coathanger. She goes on:
These are all true, and I agree that it's important to speak out about these. But I think we've been missing something much bigger: coat hangers belong on the same shelf as the curettes and forceps. All of them kill unborn people and sometimes women as well. We can't treat illegal abortion as an undesired side effect of an otherwise ideal post-Roe America, and we can't dismiss it or minimize it. We can't remain defensive. We have to treat it as part of the problem and go after it just like we go after legal abortion.
Preach it, sister!
Go, now, everybody, and read the rest.