Abortion rights group thanks donors with coat hanger pendant - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Abortion rights group thanks donors with coat hanger pendant necklace

Posted: Updated:
A screenshot of the necklace from the DCAF website. A screenshot of the necklace from the DCAF website.
(WJBK) -

A Washington, D.C. area abortion rights group gives a coat hanger pendant necklace to those who make a monthly donation of $10 or more to the organization.

The group is The DC Abortion Fund (DCAF).

On their website, they are described as an "all volunteer, non-profit organization that makes grants to women and girls in DC, Maryland and Virginia who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion."

Their slogan is "Her Rights Shouldn't Depend On Her Wallet."

Abortion advocates sometimes use the hanger to remind of the un-safe, illegal abortions some women sought in the past, and how far women's rights have progressed since then.

Yet, others are offended by the coat hanger pendant and the symbolism behind it.

LINK: Click here for more information about DCAF donations

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • What's HotMore>>

  • To Heaven and Back: Boy Dies Three Times Following Car Accident

    To Heaven and Back: Boy Dies Three Times Following Car Accident

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:09:09 GMT
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is finally out

    Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is finally out

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:53:18 GMT
    Finally, it's our first look at the movie version of the best-selling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey."
    Finally, it's our first look at the movie version of the best-selling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey."
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:10:17 GMT
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution before he died. The episode is likely to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, deman...
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution before he died. The episode is likely to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started. Wood's lawyers had filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court while the execution was underway, deman...
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices