Abortion Ship Campaigns

 

Women on Waves sails a ship to countries where abortion is illegal. With the use of a ship, early medical abortions can be provided safely, professionally and legally. Applicability of national penal legislation, and thus also of abortion law, extends only to territorial waters; outside that 12-mile radius (or 2 hours sailing) it is thus Dutch law that applies on board the ship, which means that all our activities are legal.
Millions of women worldwide have used Mifepristone and Misoprostol to terminate pregnancy with impressive safety and efficacy. The medicines have been on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines since 2005.
Women on Waves has already created enormous public interest in its efforts and has completed successful campaigns in Ireland (2001), Poland (2003,) and Portugal (2004), Spain (2008), Morocco (2012), Guatemala (2-2017) and Mexico (4-2017).

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  • Wednesday February 22, 2017 On Wednesday morning, the boat arrived in Guatemala, at the harbour Marina Pez Vela, where it stopped at the pier and got all necessary licenses and permits for the boat and the crew (see attached below), Daniel Evans, Merilee Nyland, Alicia Ott, and Seth Bearden to… Lees meer »

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  • Portugal 2004

    Op uitnodiging van verschillende Portuguese vrouwenorganisaties is het schip van Women on Waves van af het eind van de maand op bezoek in Portugal.

    Women on Waves kan de abortuspil verstrekken voor afbreking van zwangerschap in een vroeg stadium. Lees meer »

  • Poland 2003

    On June 16, 2003 Women on Waves set sail for Poland. We were invited by a coalition of Polish women's organisations called the "STER committee- women decide", to support them in their struggle for legal and safe abortion. In the mobile clinic of the ship “Langenort”, Women on Waves… Lees meer »

  • Ireland 2001

    On 11 June 2001, Women on Waves set sail from the Netherlands with an almost entirely female crew for the Republic of Ireland, a country with the most restrictive abortion law in Europe. Women on Waves was invited by several Irish abortion rights organisations. Lees meer »

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