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01/20/2015 09:29 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

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Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations provide safe abortion options to women living in countries with restrictive abortion laws. Gomperts launched the Women on Waves, which sails a mobile abortion clinic to international waters to provide legal procedures, after witnessing too many patients suffering from the often fatal effects of botched illegal abortions.

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