Abortion ship visit in Mexico, April 2017

 

Women on Waves arrived in Ixtapa on April 19 th on the invitation of more than 40 Mexican women's organisations. Abortion is only legal in Mexico DF since 10 years but abortion is still illegal in the rest of Mexico.
On April 20 th, before announcing the campaign publicly, the ship sailed out to international waters with two women. In international waters, outside the jurisdiction of Mexico and Guerrero, the women received safe medical abortions. The goal of the campaign is to call attention to the violation of women's rights caused by the restrictive abortion law in Guerrero. Here you can read more about the campaign

ship sailing out second time sunday april 24
  • Abortion ship sailed out with women

    Before publicly announcing the campaign, the abortion ship sailed out with 2 women to international waters.
    It was difficult to leave the harbour of Ixtapa because of the waves at the entrance so we decided to return with the ship to the bay of Zihuatanejo. On the way the ship was saluted… Read more »

  • Press conference, red flags and guards

    On April 21st, Women on Waves and the partner organizations held a press conference in Ixtapa, where participants stated the need for safe and legal abortion on demand throughout Mexico. The rest of the day was filled with a visit to the harbour authority and calls on the safe abortion helpline… Read more »

  • Open ship's day

    Saturday April 22 morning: As the red flag was still up in the harbour, no ships were allowed to leave to the sea. As the ship would not be able to sail out with women today, the press and participants from the conference
    visited the abortion ship moored near the peer.
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  • Meanwhile a women's rights conference took place in a nearby hotel

    As part of the ships visit a conference about abortion rights was organised in a hotel near the harbour. Women's rights organisations from all over Mexico participated. Read more »

  • Application for legal stays granted by the Judge

    The lawyers of Gire presented a request for legal stays for the crew of the boat and the director of Women on waves, so that they cannot be expelled from the country.
    The judge admitted the request. Read more »

  • What regulations really apply?

    Saturday April 22 nd in the afternoon: Meanwhile the lawyers were in conversation with the harbour authorities who claimed we would need to hire a ships agent and be cleared out of the harbour by migration and customs to be able to sail to international waters. We started this process however after… Read more »

  • Abortion ship sailed outside Mexican territorial waters for second time.

    For immediate release April 22, 2017: Women on Waves sailed out again with several women to international waters today from Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There was no interference from the authorities. The ship did not need any special permission for coastal sailing.
    The last 2 days, more than 70 women… Read more »

  • Media Coverage Mexico 2017

              VIDEO FOOTAGE AJ+ - Al Jazeera Democracy Now  El financiero Bloomsberg  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx_MPoOjxm8 MSN  https://www.msn.com/es-co/video/viral/el-%E2%80%9Cbarco-del-aborto%E2%80%9D-ofrece-servicios-en-m%C3%A9xico/vp-BBA8QiV https://www.youtube. Read more »

  • Mexico: background information

     Basic information As of 2009, more than one million abortions took place in Mexico. Among unintended pregnancies, which are 55% of all pregnancies, more than half (55%) end up in induced abortions. More than one-third of all women having a clandestine abortion (36%) are expected to have… Read more »

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  • Abortion ship in Mexico

    In collaboration with national and local Mexican organisations, the Women on Waves ship arrived in Mexico. Women with unwanted pregnancies in need of help can call 7559800548

    On Friday April 24th at 10am there will be a press conference at the hotel Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Read more »

  • Safe abortion hotline received overwhelming number of calls

    After the press conference on friday April 21 th, women with unwanted pregnancies started calling to hotline. At around 9 o'clock in the evening in the evening more that 35 women who needed help already called. Read more »

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    We depend on your contributions to continue our activities. Donations to Women on Waves are considered charitable contributions in the Netherlands. As a result, donations are tax deductible. For more information about how to support our work, please feel free to contact us. If you would like to… Read more »

  • Conference

    While the ship was sailing to international waters with women, Mexican women's rights organisations participated in a conference about abortion rights in a nearby hotel Read more »