Posted by in VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on October 30, 2013

Abortion Pills: Safe and ethical for women?

The Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts says abortion pills are safe and recognised by the World Health Organization as life-saving medicines.

Dr Gomperts is a women’s rights activist from the Netherlands. In 1999 she founded Women on Waves, allowing women living in countries with strict abortion laws to have a termination by boarding a clinic ship which would sail into neutral waters where Dutch laws would apply.

But she has encountered strong opposition from pro-life groups and governments – including facing down warships when her yacht approached Portugal. Watch this video from the BBC for more on the story.

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