Abortion Ship Heads to Pro-Life Mexico to Illegally Give Women Free Abortions

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 20, 2017   |   6:08PM   |   Mexico City, Mexico

The notorious Women on Waves abortion ship sailed to Mexico this week, barely two months after the Guatemalan military kicked it out for trying to perform illegal abortions there.

The ship, run by the Dutch pro-abortion group Women on Waves, arrived Thursday in Mexico, and began performing abortions right away, according to a news release from the group. The pro-abortion group said it is offering free abortions up to 9 weeks of pregnancy in Mexico now through Sunday.

Women on Waves sails its abortion ship to countries where unborn babies are protected from abortions or where abortions are heavily restricted. It tries to skirt the countries’ laws by taking women to international waters to perform the abortions.

In Mexico, abortions laws vary by state, with some prohibiting abortions in most circumstances and others allowing abortions for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Women on Waves also promotes a radical pro-abortion political agenda as it sails around the world, killing babies in the womb.

“The right to safe abortion goes beyond ideologies and politics itself, as it is an urgent medical need and a fundamental human right that needs to be fully ensured in all the Mexican States,” the group said in a statement. “The Women on Waves ship is a human rights campaign to highlight the need for safe abortions throughout Mexico and the international solidarity of women across the globe.”

In February, the abortion group got kicked out of Guatemala after it tried to offer women illegal abortions there. The Guatemalan Navy detained the abortion ship before its crew was able to do any abortions, LifeNews reported. Like many Central and South American countries, Guatemala protects unborn babies’ lives and bans abortions. Exceptions are allowed when the mother’s life is at risk.

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In 2012, Women on Waves experienced a similar situation in Morocco when it tried to sail its boat there. Moroccan authorities blocked the abortion boat, saying it was operating outside of its laws prohibiting abortion.

In 2015, LifeNews reported the group also used drones to deliver abortion drugs to Ireland and Poland in violation of the countries’ pro-life laws.

The abortion group claims to want to protect women from dangerous, back alley abortions, but it very well could be contributing to the problem.

It claims to operate under “high European medical standards,” but it is hard to believe this is true when it performs abortions and then sails away, leaving women without a place to turn for follow-up care or emergency assistance if something goes wrong.

Women on Waves also provides mail-order abortion pills to women across the world. Similarly, the pro-abortion group leaves vulnerable women without a doctor to turn to if something goes wrong; and abortion pills have high complication rates.

According to the clinical trial submitted to the FDA, the RU-486 abortion pill fails in 1 out of 12 women with pregnancies less than or equal to 49 days. Those failures increase to 1 out of every 6 women with pregnancies just one week advanced (50-56 days), and further still to nearly 1 out of every 4 pregnancies at 57-63 days gestational age. When using RU-486, 1 out of 100 women with pregnancies less than or equal to 49 days will require emergency surgery, according to the trial; however, this number increases dramatically to 1 out of every 11 women with pregnancies of 57-63 days gestational age.

Abortion pills also can be deadly to the woman as well as her unborn child. In 2009, the maker of the abortion drug RU-486 reported at least 29 women died from taking it. Women who died from the abortion drugs suffered bacterial infections such as toxic shock, hemorrhaging, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive heart attack.