Taking to the waves, and web || Terminating pregnancies in international waters
Women On Waves performs abortions on the high seas for women from countries where it is illegal. 'Vessel,' to be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival, explores the tribulations of the multinational campaign.
Every 10 minutes, a woman somewhere in the world dies from complications from an illegal abortion. That is 52,650 women per year. These statistics are particularly surprising since prescription drugs that terminate pregnancy within the first few weeks are available in almost every pharmacy on earth, and the mortality rate among those who take the drugs is...
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