"Abortion Ship" Docked in Morocco Before Announcing Trip

Clever end-run around the authorities


A controversial "abortion ship" belonging to a Dutch NGO docked in Morocco in secret, its organisers admitted on Thursday, after claiming the Moroccan navy had blocked its access.

"The boat has been here for several days. It arrived before the announcement" on Monday that it was sailing to Morocco, said Marlies Schellekens, one of two abortion doctors involved in the visit.