Abortion ship Spain 2008

Women on Waves visited Spain from October 16 till 21, 2008 at the invitation of 33 Spanish organisations concerned with a better abortion law.
In Spain, abortion was only legal when case the pregnancy poses a threat to the physical or mental health of the woman, or in case of rape or fetal malformations.
The boat was able to sail out to international waters with several women. Outside the Spanish territorial waters the women on board could get a safe, medical abortion. The campaign was covered by media around the world. Spain finally legalized abortion in 2010


Arrival Valencia in harbour

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