All Press Releases
This is an overview of all the press releases about our campaigns; the launch of new hotlines, ships campaigns, legal battles, and other events.
Abortion remains difficult to access in Germany
For immediate release, September 28th, 2020
Abortion remains difficult to access for many individuals in Germany. New research conducted with Women on Web data demonstrates that women in Germany continue encountering various obstacles in accessing abortion care.
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TIME 100: Rebecca Gomperts is among the 100 most influential people of 2020
For immediate release, September 23nd, 2020
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Women on Web, Women on Waves and AidAccess, has been chosen among the 100 most influential people of the world in 2020 by Time magazine.
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Spain censors information about abortion amid Covid-19 lockdown.
For immediate release, June 17 th, 2020:
Spain blocks access the website of the women's rights organisation Women on Web, which provides information about safe abortion services. Read more »
Summary proceedings: Make abortion pill more accessible during the time of COVID-19
PRESS RELEASE April 10, 2020:
Today, summary proceedings are taking place against the Dutch Ministry of Health to ensure that the measures at the time of COVID-19 do not form an obstacle to access to abortion care. Read more »
Dutch judge offers no relief to women who are now waiting for an abortion and cannot leave their home.
PRESS RELEASE, Amsterdam April 10, 2020
On April 10 th, the District Court of The Hague dismissed the application for interim relief from Trix (alias) against the State, to make it possible to obtain the abortion pill outside the abortion clinics.
The State, supported by the abortion… Read more »
Request to Dutch Minister to guarantee Access to Abortion Care via telemedicine during the COVID-19 Measures
Press release 3/2/2020: Read more »
Instagram censor Abortion Rights Face-filter.
Instagram did not approve the virtual face-filter version of the Lady Liberty Abortion Pill Crown, a jewellery designed by Eva van Kempen. The campaign was planned to launch today, March 4 th, with the start of US Supreme Court hearing of the case challenging a deceptive law that aims to eliminate… Read more »
Research shows obstacles to abortion access in the Netherlands
November 7 th, 2019
For immediate release: Research from the telemedical abortion service Women on Web shows that some women living in the Netherlands cannot access abortion services in clinics. During a 9 months period 172 women living in the Netherlands completed the online consultation. Read more »
Aid Access Will Continue Providing Abortion Care
On March 8, 2019, I received a letter from the FDA ordering my new (since 2018) organization, Aid Access, to stop providing telemedical abortion services to women who cannot otherwise access safe abortions because of costs, domestic violence, distance, or other reasons, and who they do not have… Read more »
Overtijdpil, Mifepriston is niet crimineel
Op 13 december komen Women on Waves, Bureau Clara Wichman en de Bovengrondse in actie voor het terugdraaien van de onrechtmatige strafbaarstelling van de overtijdpil Mifepriston bij Gerechtshof Den Haag. De demonstranten zullen om 9.00 een boodschap voor de rechter op hun buik tonen. Daarnaast… Read more »
New study of Women on Web data shows harm caused by restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Amsterdam. October 19 th, 2018.
Research finds that the country’s strict abortion laws have negative consequences for women’s well-being and there there is no significant decrease of women looking for access to online abortion pills through Women on web, even though women from Northern Ireland… Read more »
International experts condemn attempt to further restrict abortion in Poland.
For immediate release 17-10-2018:
Warsaw, Poland - Women on Waves and the Sisterhood Network teamed up to fight attempts to further restrict abortion rights in Poland. A case brough by the group of Members of the Lower Chamber of The Parliament (Sejm) to the Constitutional Tribunal… Read more »
Międzynarodowe ekspertki potępiają zaostrzenie prawa aborcyjnego w Polsce
Komunikat prasowy. 17 października 2018:
Warszawa, Polska - Women on Waves i Sisterhood Network połączyły siły w walce przeciwko dalszemu zaostrzeniu zakazu aborcji w Polsce. Grupa posłów wniosła do Trybunału Konstytucyjnego wniosek o stwierdzenie niekonstytucyjności przesłanki dopuszczającej… Read more »
Abortion Pill Protest in Seoul, South Korea 2018
For immediate release:
26-8-2018: Today 125 women swallowed the abortion pill in defiance of the restrictive abortion laws in South Korea. Even though abortion is illegal, every hour 125 women have an abortion in South Korea. The protest took place in front of Boshingak in the center of Seoul. Read more »
Abortion Robots will deliver abortion pills in Belfast, Northern Ireland
For Immediate release:
Abortion robots will deliver abortion pills to women in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 31 st. With the robot the abortion pills can be supplied to women Northern Ireland without breaking the law because the robot is operated from the Netherlands. A few days ago Ireland… Read more »
YouTube censors lifesaving abortion information
Update January 16 th, 2018 16.00:
YouTube has just reposted the channels of Women on Waves and Women on Web, However the YouTube account of another abortion rights group http://comohacerseunaborto.com/ is still blocked.
January 15 th 11.00:
YouTube removed the video channels from… Read more »
Data from Women on Web show barriers to access abortion in Great Britain
For immediate release:
New research into the data from the online medical abortion service Women on Web found that many women in Great Britain experience barriers to access including long waiting times, distance to a clinic, work or childcare commitments, privacy concerns and controlling… Read more »
Darmowe recepty elektroniczne na antykoncepcję awaryjną w Polsce!
Wczoraj, 25. maja 2017, polski rząd zagłosował za ograniczeniem dostępu do każdego typu antykoncepcji awaryjnej poprzez wprowadzenie wymogu okazania recepty przed jej zakupem.
Środki antykoncepcji awaryjnej są dostępne bez recepty w prawie wszystkich krajach europejskich.
W odpowiedzi na… Read more »
Free electronic prescriptions for emergency contraceptives for Poland!
Yesterday, May 25 th, the Polish Government voted in favour of limiting access to all emergency contraception by requiring a doctor’s prescription. Emergency contraceptive is available over the counter in almost all European countries. In response to this violation of women’s rights, Women on Web… Read more »
Online Abortion Service Women on Web: a vital alternative.
May 17th, 2017: A new scientific study published today in the BMJ shows that telemedical abortions are highly effective.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Texas in Austin, Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. They looked at the data of 1,000… Read more »