Illustration of a black hanger with a red "No" symbol over it on a white background
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The no hanger symbol is a pro-choice symbol that draws attention to the methods women used to end unwanted pregnancies when abortion was illegal. The hanger highlights the fact that abortion persisted even when it was outlawed, but without medical care and with increased danger to women. These women were often of minorities and the lower classes who could not afford abortions performed by a specialist.