Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 26, 2017 / 14:34 pm
With abortion illegal in Mexico, a ship providing the procedure has landed on the country's coast, drawing outrage from the local pro-life movement.
The boat, property of the the Dutch abortion NGO Women on Waves, was expelled from Guatemala in February this year and will be stationed off the Mexican coast April 21-23.
According to the Women on Waves website, during these days they will perform abortions on women "up to nine weeks pregnant." The vessel dropped anchor in international waters across from the port of Ixtapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
Among the Mexican institutions that support the "abortion ship" are GIRE (Group for Information on Chosen Reproduction), the abortion multinational Catholics for Choice, and IPAS which funds abortion initiatives in various parts of the world.