Whether or not your ethically support abortions – they are happening. Women around the world are having abortions illegally in the most unsanitary and unsafe ways. Half of the abortions that occur each year take place in illegal settings. 1 woman, every 8 minutes, dies from complications due to unsafe abortion. The safest way to have an abortion is via a pill called Misoprostol, that causes a woman to miscarry. The problem is, most women don’t even know this is an option. ‘Women on Waves‘ is a project I found very interesting and effective. The international organization sails a ship to countries where abortion is illigal and provides safe, free abortions (or abortion pills) to women on international waters. The project is not sustainable – but the press coverage will allow them to reach women who are looking for options. A 1-800 number is on their ship, featured in hundreds of newspapers around the world.
When women call the 1-800 number the are directed to where they can locate the drug Misoprostol and how to use it safely. This is an effective way to end back-alley abortions and save womens lives. Women on Waves’ mission is being documented now and turned into a film called: ‘Vessel‘. Watch the video below and let me know what you think.