Rebecca Gomperts - Director, Women on Waves
Zeinab Badawi talks to the director of Women on Waves, Rebecca Gomperts, who hires a ship registered under Dutch law and sails into international waters to provide abortion.
Is access to abortion a human right for women everywhere in the world? Women on Waves has for more than ten years provided abortions and contraception to women who live in countries where terminating pregnancy is illegal or restricted. The organisation was set up by the Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who hires a ship registered under Dutch law and sails into international waters to provide abortion. How does she justify helping women ignore the social, religious and political climate in their own countries?