Abortion Ship Tries To Dock At Muslim Country For The First Time

10.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

An abortion ship is approaching the Moroccan shore. If allowed, it would be the first time the Dutch ship, which terminates pregnancies in international waters, would dock at a Muslim country. The group, Women on Waves, provides abortions and advice from boats anchored in international waters near countries where abortion is illegal.  The country's health ministry said on Wednesday that the ship would not be allowed to operate and called on the authorities to apply the law against the group and the ship. According to figures published by the Moroccan government, between 600 and 800 underground abortions take place every day in the North African kingdom.