of Berkeley made a pointed statement on abortion Wednesday by sending
coat hangers - a symbol of illegal abortions - to 20 Democrats in the
U.S. House who voted to restrict federal funding for
abortions in the health care bill. The 20 Representatives are here
coat hanger represents the time when women had to have abortions in
back alleys," said councilmember Susan Wengraf. "I don't want my
granddaughter to go through what my grandmothers had to."