Now Streaming: VESSEL, A Doc About the Law-Defying Abortion Ship

Here's a great new documentary for anyone interested in activism and reproductive rights! VESSEL centers around Dr. Rebecca Gomperts's law-bending campaign to bring—via a very statement-making boat—medical abortions to women who live in countries where abortion is illegal. The story of Women on Waves is fascinating… » 1/13/15 8:45pm 1/13/15 8:45pm

Interview: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Who Brought Women Abortions By Sea

If you read Emily Bazelon's remarkable feature "The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion" in the New York Times Magazine, you'll remember Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, the physician and activist who became internationally famous after sailing an "abortion ship" to countries where abortion remains illegal, providing (because the… » 12/31/14 11:50am 12/31/14 11:50am

‘Abortion Ship’ Aims to Dock in Morocco Despite Wary Moroccan Officials

Women on Waves, a Dutch organization of abortion-providing privateers that has frustrated religiously conservative, seaside communities for more than a decade, has aimed the prow of its ship at Morocco, and will soon dock at the northern Mediterranean port of Smir on Thursday unless the skittish Moroccan authorities… » 10/03/12 9:15pm 10/03/12 9:15pm