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.

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  • 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 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Support for Irish Abortion Bus

    For immediate release March 5, 2017:
    From 6-8 March, ROSA, an Irish abortion rights group, will drive a bus around Ireland, campaigning for an immediate repealing of the 8th amendment. The 8 th amendment in the Irish constitution declares that the life of a fetus has equal value as a woman’s… Read more »

  • Abortion Ship to provide free services in Guatemala

    In collaboration with Guatemalan organisations, the Women on Waves ship will visit the harbor of Puerto San Jose, at Marina Pez Vela. The ship can provide women with free legal medical abortions till 10 weeks of pregnancy after sailing to international waters, 12 miles outside Guatemala. Women with… Read more »

  • Guatemalan army declare they will denounce the abortion ship without legal grounds

    The abortion ship has all required permits to enter, stay and leave Guatemala and has arrived safely yesterday at harbour Marina Pez Vela. Access to the boat has been shut down during the press conference. As the activists started the press conference, they were expelled from the venue by the… Read more »

  • Positive experiences by Irish women using online abortion service Women on Web reported in new scientific publication

    For immediate release 17-10-2016:
    Women who accessed at-home early medical abortion using the online abortion service Women on Web in Ireland and Northern Ireland reported positive outcomes for health, wellbeing, and autonomy, according to new research. Read more »

  • Dutch Minister of Health proposes restrictions on Dutch abortion law

    For immediate release 27-6-2016:
    The Dutch Minister of Health has announced that she will send a law proposal to the Dutch Parliament that will effectively criminalise the termination of a very early pregnancy (overtijd behandeling). By doing this she will required doctors to apply for a… Read more »

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