Abortion ship forced to leave by Moroccan authories.

After the harbor of Smir was completely closed off by the Moroccan police, Women on Waves decided to disclose that their ship was actually already in the harbor. Dutch parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren arrived, and with members of Women on Waves and MALI, entered the harbor through the backdoor of a nearby hotel. Although the police guard stopped the group before they reached the ship, the captains were able to raise their flags and sail around the harbor. However, the Moroccan authorities prevented all access to the ship, and even the lawyer was not allowed to go to the ship at any time. The ship was searched, and the captains were informed that they had to leave the harbor. When asked the reason why, they were informed that although no laws were broken, the ship had to leave Smir Harbor. There was an overwhelming amount of police and secret service, and although the authorities did not find anything incriminating, the ship was escorted from the harbor by marine ships.

The ship will stay near Morocco, and Women on Waves will now consider their next move.

The hotline has already received many calls from women. This means that the most important goal of the ship's visit has already been achieved. By informing women in Morocco how to use Misoprostol, that is available over-the-counter ion Morocco as Artotec, to induce a safe abortion, the ship provided a lasting solution for women facing an unwanted pregnancy.

escort by inflatable navy
Captain Myra with Moroccan War ship in the background

Press Conference in Rabat, 8-10-2012

We are giving this press conference to explain our campaign, share with you…

مركب نساء على أمواج يبحر في ميناء سمير


ميرا: أبحرنا حول الميناء, رأينا العديد من رجال الشرطة يغمرهم التوتر و الغضب و…

Member of Dutch Parliament Liesbeth van Tongeren comes to Morocco in support of the campaign

Liesbeth van Tongeren from the Green Left Party arrived in the early afternoon…

Video footage: distributing Safe Abortion Information in front of entrance Smir Harbor, Morocco

Video Footage from October 4th, 2012
After we learned that the Moroccan…

Moroccan Authorities Close Down Harbor of Smir.

Moroccan warships block entrance of Women on Waves ship in the harbor of Smir.

Abortion ship will arrive in Smir, Morocco, Today!

For immediate release October 3 rd, 2012:

“Abortion ship will arrive in Smir

"سفينة الإجهاض ستزور المغرب قريبا."

Press release
حركة مالي (الحركة البديلة للحريات الفردية) والمنظمة الهولندية…

ردود فعل السلطات المغربية اتجاه نساء حملة منظمة نساء علي الأمواج و حركة مالي…

Morocco

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Invitation to visit the Women on Waves ship

Dear women's rights defender,

MALI and Women on Waves would like to invite you…

Academic paper

Julia Ellis Kahana wrote her final thesis for the sociology department of Brown…