Court asked to suspend restriction

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