Rebecca Gomperts

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Rebecca Gomperts (born 1966) is a Dutch feminist doctor and pro-abortion activist. She is the founder of Women on Waves, a pro-abortion organization. The organization operates a ship which sails to countries which have conservative abortion laws and offers abortions and abortion advice to women in those countries. The abortion operations usually take place offshore.

The ship visited Ireland in 2001. In 2008 the ship visited Spain and was met by pro- and anti-abortion protestors. According to the Catholic News Agency, "On October 18, a group of 40 feminists gathered to counter the pro-life protestors. They passed out matches with the picture of a burning Church and the caption, 'The only Church which gives light is one that burns. Join us.' On October 19, the feminists met again to distribute matches but disbanded after they were overwhelmed by pro-life protestors."