It’s been a tremendous week for protesting women, not just because Kay Tabernacle and the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp beat John Hutton, but also because Women on Waves have beaten Portugal in Strasbourg. It was a breach of article 10 to prevent them from sailing into Portugal in 2004 to campaign for the legalisation of abortion. That campaign has been won now; there was a referendum in 2007.
Women on Waves look pretty cool to me: you can read their take on the case on their website, or this post on the ECHR Blog.
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