women on waves

3.30.16

We Spoke to the Woman Performing Abortions on International Waters

Rebecca Gomperts has been behind several initiatives that use legal loopholes to be able to perform abortions where they're illegal.

2.2.16

We Talked to the Activist Sending Illegal Abortion Pills to Women With Zika

Yesterday, the WHO declared Zika a global emergency—but, despite the fact that it's linked to serious birth defects in babies, women in affected areas still can't get safe abortions. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who runs an abortion-by-mail service, hopes to...

10.26.15

'I'm in Trouble': The Women Boarding Ireland's Illegal Abortion Bus

VICE News spent two days traveling Ireland with a group of pro-choice activists determined to help women obtain abortions — even though it meant risking 14 years in prison.

6.23.15

A Drone Is Flying Abortion Pills From Germany to Poland This Weekend

It's billed as the first initiative of its kind by Women on Waves, a non-profit group of doctors and activists that travels by ship to provide non-surgical abortions to women in countries where it’s illegal. The flight is already controversial.

12.5.14

An Interview with the Activist Helping Women Have DIY Abortions

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a Dutch activist who has devoted her life to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where doing so is illegal.

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12.4.14

The Activist Helping Women Have DIY Abortions

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a Dutch activist who has devoted her life to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where doing so is illegal.