Local Activists and Supporters Visit Women on Waves Boat
The Women on Waves boat was open for visits today. We had volunteers from local organizations help with security and help greet visitors. Local supporters and curious passers-by got tours of the ship, and were able to get information about medical abortion and hear more about the campaign. Local feminist activists were able to talk about the local situation, and what they hope to happen in Spain with the new abortion law.
The area around the marina was more crowded than usual, since many people had come to see the aerial show of stunt planes flying overhead. It was very loud, but a funny distraction. Also, a few protesters came with a banner, causing 4 police cars to show up to prevent any problems. However, after a brief discussion, the protesters were ignored, and after a while they got bored and went home.
After a beautiful day at the harbor, punctuated by the roar of the planes flying overhead, we were invited to a house in the countryside, where we picked oranges and tried the famous Valencian paella.
At the last minute goodbye party everybody toasted to free and legal abortion…
Another woman received help from the Women on Waves ship in international waters.
This morning when the crew was preparing to leave for a short sailing trip, a…
Suddenly women start showing up at the ship seeking help
Women are coming to the ship asking for help, after seeing the news coverage.
Calm After the Storm, Abortion Boat Sails Without a Hitch
The boat was able to sail out to international waters with three women. Outside…
Valencia welcomes abortion ship.
At the invitation of more than 30 Spanish organizations, the Women on Waves…
Wrestling on the water
After the ship arrived, two small boats tried to pull it away from the quay.
Will the Boat Show Up?
Confusion, rumors, submarines, battles on the high seas, abortion pirates, we…