TIME Magazine: Provider of Abortion Pills Among Top 100 Influential People

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues

Rebecca Gomperts
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TIME magazine has revealed its pro-abortion bias by selecting Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Women on Waves and Women on Web, as one of its 100 most influential people of 2020. Gomperts enables illegal abortion by providing abortion-inducing drugs to women in countries which ban abortion or ban the abortion drugs. Gomperts is listed in the category of “Pioneers” and was praised for her work in a tribute by Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood.

Richards applauds Gomperts:

“She’s spent her career expanding abortion access around the world, using everything from sea voyages to drones to the Internet to reach the people who count on her—especially those in rural, restricted and dangerous areas. In 2019, Gomperts sued the FDA for the ability to continue providing early, safe abortion remotely in the form of pills through her organization, Aid Access, after the agency allegedly attempted to block her distribution. Now, with barriers to abortion—cost, risk of COVID-19, childcare and politics, to name a few—more daunting than ever, Gomperts’ work is especially urgent….In this moment of fear and uncertainty, Gomperts is a beacon of hope, standing up for the principle that safe abortion is a human right.”