Rebecca Gomperts: Abortion pills safer than penicillin
The Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts says abortion pills are safe and recognised by the World Health Organization as life-saving medicines.
Dr Gomperts is a women's rights activist from the Netherlands. In 1999 she founded Women on Waves, allowing women living in countries with strict abortion laws to have a termination by boarding a clinic ship which would sail into neutral waters where Dutch laws would apply.
But she has encountered strong opposition from pro-life groups and governments - including facing down warships when her yacht approached Portugal.
More recently her organisation has been sending abortion pills directly to women wishing to terminate a pregnancy.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 29 October at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 00:30 on Wednesday 30 October.
29 Oct 2013
- From the section Health