Women on Waves

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Women on Waves is an abortion mill which operates from onboard of a ship which, at the invitation of local women's organizations, sails to countries where abortion is illegal to provide abortion services. It is a sister organization to the online medical abortion service, Women on Web.


Their mission can be found on their website:[1] Women on Waves aims to prevent unsafe abortions and empower women to exercise their human rights to physical and mental autonomy, by combining free healthcare services and sexual education with advocacy. Women on Waves is a non-profit organization.


The following assist in abortions on the ship in international waters:[2]


  1. Women on Waves: About Us (accessed on Jan. 10, 2011)
  2. Women on Waves: WoW Portugal medical team (accessed on Jan. 10, 2011)