This button represents a time when abortion was illegal and women used hangers to self-induce abortions.
“With the Supreme Court becoming more conservative, many people who support women’s right to choose fear that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave them that right, is in danger of being swept aside. When such fears arise, we often hear about the pre-Roe “bad old days.” Yet there are few physicians today who can relate to them from personal experience. I can.” Read what Dr. Waldo Fleming said in 2008 about his experiences with self-induced abortions in this New York Times article.
More recently, Texas has enacted the most stringent abortion law ever. “It includes four major elements: a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a requirement that physicians have admitting privileges at local hospitals, a requirement that facilities meet the same standards as surgical centers and restrictions on abortion-inducing medication.” Five other states have enacted other archaic laws.