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Dispatches from The Outlaw Ocean Episode 8: The Loophole Artist

Jan 18, 2024

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington D.C. that produces investigative stories about human rights, labor, and environmental concerns on the two thirds of the planet covered by water.

How have the high seas become a safe haven for women seeking to have an abortion?

A woman's right to terminate a pregnancy is determined by which side of a state or country's border she stands on. For over 20 years, one woman has taken advantage of the legal loophole provided by the legal murkiness of international waters to administer abortions to women otherwise left without options.

Ian Urbina joins Dr Rebecca Gomperts aboard the Adelaide to witness how she uses the outlaw ocean to change lives.

Duration: 10 min 05 sec

Country: Mexico

Filmmakers: Ed Ou and Fabio Nascimento

TNL Editor: Bryan Chou (@thenewslensintl)

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