Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) on Wednesday brought a coat hanger to a briefing to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court pick who has ruled against abortion rights for women.
At a pen and pad briefing on Wednesday, Frankel explained that the coat hanger was in memory of a friend who “nearly died” in a back-ally abortion at the age of 15.
“I’m alarmed that five men will take us bad to these days, I call them days of coat hanger medicine,” Frankel said.
At a pen & pad just now, Rep. Lois Frankel brought a metal coat hanger to describe her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) July 11, 2018
Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., brought a hanger to pen and pad talking about Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court.
“I’m alarmed that five men will take us bad to these days, I call them days of coat hanger medicine.” pic.twitter.com/rBqULNslpF
— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) July 11, 2018
Rep. Lois Frankel holds up metal coat hanger when discussing Kavanaugh and potential for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, says she found friend “nearly dead” at 15 from back alley abortion
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) July 11, 2018
.@RepLoisFrankel brought a wire hanger to this briefing with reporters. “I’m alarmed that we’re going back to those days… the days of coat hanger medicine,” she says
— Sarah D. Wire (@sarahdwire) July 11, 2018