Women on Waves Wins Suit

A word that brings out the worst and the best in us, abortion, Women on Waves, performs abortions on board their ship to those unable to legally seek and receive these in their native countries.

A lawsuit from 2004 has just been won by the Dutch group against Portugal.

I say, bravo!

I remember speaking to an old friend in Paris about twenty years ago who had trained in the Netherlands so that she, a gynaecologist, could perform abortions in France when it was also illegal there and in so many countries. She was gleeful in the telling of the story, and is a most popular practitioner.

What is it about the word, the act that stirs the blood of so many? I've always believed it should be a woman's right to choose.