Court asked to suspend restriction The decision of the judge is expected next week.


On August 13 th, Women on Waves has requested the court to suspend the restrictive condition of “25 kilometer within the hospital in Amsterdam� for the first trimester abortion clinic license (until 12 weeks) that was finally granted by State secretary Ross on July 9 th.

Women on Waves is already trying for 3 years to obtain a license to perform first trimester abortions. The State secretary and Women on Waves disagree about the medical and logistic meaning of the legal requirement that an abortion clinic should have a contract with an hospital in the environment. This contract intends to guarantee “diagnostic and therapeutic consultation