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Woman leading $600m suit against Pornhub speaks out: ‘My sexual abuse as a child is immortalized in videos,’ she told CityNews

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  • The woman leading a $600m class action against Pornhub's parent company speaks out.
  • She was alerted through a message of a Pornhub video depicting the abuse she faced as a child.
  • "When I opened it, I froze," she told CityNews, Toronto.

The lead complainant in a class action lawsuit against Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, has said that her child abuse was filmed and uploaded to the site.

The woman, known only as Jane Doe, said that a family member dying was meant to be the end of the sexual abuse she suffered by him.

However, a message on social media from a former high school friend reopened that suffering.

"It was in my "message requests," so I didn't see it right away," Jane Doe told Canadian news site CityNews, for the first time speaking to the media. "When I opened it, I froze." The message was linking to the video on Pornhub.

At the time of the filmed abuse, she was 12 years old.

She told CityNews that she was able to find more videos of herself through the comments section of the footage, all of her as a minor experiencing abuse.

"But even if PornHub takes it down, it'll just resurface somewhere else because there are those download features available. It's always going to be there," she added.

The company has said that they have since removed the download function for most of their content.

"It really sucks to think that it doesn't matter how old I am, that my sexual abuse as a child is immortalized in videos and not just on somebody's private computer, but on the internet, and it's never going to go away," said Jane Doe.

"I feel like it had to have been so incredibly obvious to anybody watching it that this was a child. It's on the dark web where people are intentionally going to look for this," said Jane Doe.

Pornhub has been at the center of a number of legal and journalistic investigations, and the site removed approximately nine million videos in 2020.

The site is now battling a class action lawsuit and being sued for $600m for the hosting of Jane Doe's and other footage, including sexual abuse, pornographic material, and child sex abuse.

In February 2021, Mindgeek stated they would be contesting the suit.

On October 20th, Mindgeek settled another suit brought by 50 women who claimed to have been a part of a sex-trafficking operation by the adult company Girls Do Porn.

They said they were coerced by the site, and that Pornhub knew of the allegations of trafficking and assault, but formed a partnership with Girls Do Porn nonetheless.

In a statement, Pornhub parent company MindGeek said it had zero tolerance over the posting of illegal content on its platforms," reported the BBC.

"The Parties reached a mutual resolution to resolve the dispute and the terms are confidential," Brian Holm, the lawyer who represented the women said in an emailed statement.

The case has been settled, but the terms of the settlement have not been made public.

The original amount Mindgeek was being sued for was $40 million.

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Dramatic video shows volcano spewing ‘tsunami of lava’ after Atlantic island hit by 100 earthquakes overnight

The Cumbre Vieja volcano released a "tsunami of lava" after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano released a "tsunami of lava" after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.
  • The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands, has been erupting since September 19th.
  • A new "tsunami of lava" has poured from the volcano, caused by earthquakes.
  • So far, over 7000 people have fled their homes.

After a " tsunami of lava " poured from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, three hundred people were forced to evacuate their homes.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on October 16 caused a new river of lava to gush from the volcano.

The spectacular eruption, which has been going on since September 19, has forced 7000 people from their homes.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 17, 2021
The Cumbre Vieja volcano spews lava as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 17, 2021

A spokesperson from the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute called the new eruption a "lava tsunami," which they caught on camera.

The video shows magma - which sits at temperatures around 1075 Celcius - with high viscosity rolling into La Palma, where over 7.36 square kilometers have been submerged by the lava, according to the EU Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

The 4.5 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the island out of 100 that occurred in 24 hours, according to Reuters.

There have been no casualties as a result of the eruption.

Smoke plume from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on 14 October 2021 in Los Llanos de Ariadne, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.
Smoke plume from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on 14 October 2021 in Los Llanos de Ariadne, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.

There is a concern, however, about the amount of sulfur dioxide emitted from the eruption.

Clouds of toxic smoke - which can cause breathing difficulties - have reached the Caribbean and neighboring European countries.

Scientists cannot predict when the eruption will end, volcanologist Robin George Andrews writes in The Times.

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A priest tried to give the last rites to the murdered British MP who was a devout Catholic, but he was denied access because it was a crime scene, police says

David Amess
David Amess MP in the Prime Ministers Office at the House of Commons on October 16,2016 in London, United Kingdom
  • Conservative MP Sir David Amess died after an attack at his Essex constituency surgery.
  • Father Jeffrey Woolnough offered to administer the last rites to Sir David, who was stabbed multiple times.
  • Essex Police, treating the murder as a terrorist incident, told Insider that the crime scene's integrity had to be preserved.

Police attending the scene where Sir David Amess MP was stabbed to death had to stop a priest from performing the last rites because it was a crime scene.

The MP died after being stabbed multiple times at his Essex constituency surgery on Friday, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.

A local priest, Father Jeffrey Woolnough, attempted to enter the scene to perform the sacrament on the Conservative MP the Mail Online reported but was refused access as per crime scene management rules.

Amess was a devout Catholic, and the last rites - also known as the Commendation of the Dying - are a traditional and essential practice for those of the Catholic faith who are about to die.

Father Woolnough, rushed to the police cordon but was not allowed to enter. 'The officers said that because it was a crime scene, and also the nature of the scene, it just wasn't possible," he said, per the Mail Online.

A spokesperson for Essex Police told Insider that they could not risk the crime scene being tampered with or altered, as the situation was ongoing.

"As with any police incident, it is of the utmost importance that we preserve the integrity of a crime scene and allow emergency services to tend to those in need. A cordon is put in place to secure and prevent contamination of the area."

Access into a scene is at the discretion of the investigating officers. This is a fundamental part of any investigation to ensure the best possible chance of securing justice for any victim and their family," Essex Police said in a statement.

The evening of the attack, British counter-terror police confirmed that the attack was being investigated as an act of Islamic terrorism.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Amess, 69, was fatally stabbed at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where the MP met with his constituents.

Amess is the second British MP to be killed in five years. Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered in Birstall, West Yorkshire, as she was about to her constituency surgery in 2016. She was shot and stabbed by her assailant, Thomas Mair, who held far-right views.

Home secretary Priti Patel is being asked to address the safety concerns of other MPs, with many calling for higher levels of security.

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Ex-health minister, who resigned after he was caught on CCTV kissing an aide, lost his new UN role after only 3 days

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  • Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock was to join the UN to work on African economic recovery.
  • But three days after the announcement, the UN has withdrawn their offer.
  • No explanation was given as to why.

Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock's new role at the UN was withdrawn three days after it was announced.

Hancock, who resigned from his ministerial role after a public scandal when he was caught on CCTV having an affair with one of his aides, was announced to have been offered a role with the UN helping African economies recover from COVID-19.

However, just 72 hours after the announcement, the UN said that the offer of this role had been withdrawn.

Speaking to Pass Blue, a news suite specializing in UN affairs, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said: "Mr. Hancock's appointment by the UN Economic Commission for Africa is not being taken forward. ECA has advised him of the matter."

No explanation has yet been given for why the offer was rescinded.

Hancock's new role was to be "UN special representative on financial innovation and climate change for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa."

It was quickly removed from his Twitter bio, but not his LinkedIn description. The appointment was controversial, coming on the day that a report by MPs said the government's response to the COVID-19 was the worst public health failure ever.

The campaign group Global Justice Now, which is working on getting worldwide provisions of the COVID-19 vaccines, welcomed the news.

Nick Dearden, the director of the organization, told the BBC: "If Matt Hancock wants to help African countries recover from the pandemic, he should lobby the prime minister to back a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines.

"If he'd done that when he was in government, tens of millions more people could already have been vaccinated.

"The last thing the African continent needs is a failed British politician. This isn't the 19th century."

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Study saying COVID-19 vaccines cause heart inflammation that was hyped by anti-vaxxers, withdrawn due to miscalculation

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  • A preprint study stated that 1 in 1,000 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine could get myocarditis.
  • The study has been withdrawn after a miscalculation overestimated the risk of the heart condition.
  • The COVID-19 is safe to get, and there is more risk of getting myocarditis from COVID-19 than the jab.

A preprint study first published on MedRxiv that claimed a 1 in 1,000 risk of contracting myocarditis from a COVID-19 vaccination has been withdrawn due to miscalculations.

MedRxiv is a website that publishes studies that have yet to be peer-reviewed, according to Reuters.

The study was first published on September 16 and conducted by researchers at The University of Ottawa Heart Institute. It was widely used to promote the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe for use.

Two articles using the now-defunct study to spread the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine isn't safe.
Two articles using the now-defunct study to spread the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine isn't safe.

However, the study has been retracted due to a miscalculation, Reuters reported.

The rate of myocarditis - the inflammation of the heart muscle - was calculated by dividing the number of COVID-19 vaccines in Ottawa by the number of incidences of the heart condition.

By their calculations, the risk of myocarditis was 1 in 1,000 or 0.1%.

However, the numbers used by the study were wrong. The authors largely underestimated the amount of vaccines delivered, giving a number 25 times smaller than the actual amount.

They initially said that the number of vaccines delivered was 32,379 - when it was actually 854,930.

As a result of this miscalculation, the study was withdrawn on September 24, with the researchers saying in a statement: "Our reported incidence appeared vastly inflated by an incorrectly small denominator (ie number of doses administered over the time period of the study). We reviewed the data available at Open Ottawa and found that there had indeed been a major underestimation, with the actual number of administered doses being more than 800,000

"In order to avoid misleading either colleagues or the general public and press, we the authors unanimously wish to withdraw this paper on the grounds of incorrect incidence data," they added.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute also issued a statement of apology for any misinformation being spread as a result of this study.

Using data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink, the CDC advised Reuters that other studies have shown that there was not "a significant association between myocarditis/pericarditis and mRNA vaccines," when looking at all age groups, although they did caution "an association between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis/pericarditis in younger individuals," particularly higher among young males.

However, a preprint study on the prevalence of myocarditis in young men found that they are six times more likely to develop myocarditis from COVID-19 than from the vaccine.

The CDC continues to stress the importance of getting the vaccine, stating that any known risks of the COVID-19 vaccine are far outweighed by the benefits.

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State senators call for resignation of North Carolina Lt. Gov. after he said teaching kids about LGBTQ people was ‘filth’ and ‘child abuse’

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  • Footage has leaked of North Carolina Lt. Gov. calling homosexuality "filth."
  • As a result, lawmakers are calling for his resignation.
  • The White House press secretary has also condemned the comments, calling them "repugnant."

State senators are calling for the resignation of a Lieutenant Governor after a video surfaced on social media of him espousing homophobic views.

The videos show Mark Robinson of North Carolina saying "there's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality -- any of that filth."

Now, North Carolina Democratic state senators Jeff Jackson and Wiley Nickel have called for Robinson to resign in light of his remarks.

The video, released by Right Wing Watch - an organization "dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda," according to its website - shows Robinson speaking at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, North Carolina, in June 2021.

He said that the teaching of LGBTQ facts, including homosexuality and transgenderism, is "child abuse".

"I'm saying this now, and I've been saying it, and I don't care who likes it -- those issues have no place in the school. There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality -- any of that filth. And yes, I called it filth, and if you don't like it that I called it filth -- come see me and I'll explain it to you," the lieutenant governor said in the video.

"Topics surrounding transgenderism and homosexuality should be discussed at home and not in public education," his office said in a statement to CNN.

Senator Jackson has said that these comments are "open discrimination" and "it is completely unacceptable," calling for Robinson's resignation.

Senator Nickel described Robinson as a "disgrace and an embarrassment" to North Carolina, adding to the calls for the Lieutenant Governor's resignation.

"I stand with the LGBTQ Community and hope you will join me in condemning this hate speech from the most senior Republican elected official in our state," Nickel added.

White House Press secretary Andrew Bates also added to the condemnation of the comments according to the Charlotte Observer, saying "These words are repugnant and offensive. The role of a leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office."

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Harrowing photos show a 39-foot dead whale wedged on the bow of a tanker, graphically highlighting how ship strikes endanger the largest animals on Earth

fin whale sprawled over hull of boat Japan
  • The tanker crew was reportedly unaware the whale had been there as they sailed into Mizushima harbor.
  • Ship strikes are known to be one of the leading causes of death for endangered whale populations.
  • The huge ship struck in the center of the whale's body, an expert told Insider.

A shocking image shows a dead 39-foot whale hanging limply over the bow of a Japanese tanker in the port of Mizushima, Japan.

The Mizushima Coast Guard's Office confirmed to Insider that the whale found dead was a male Bryde whale, weighing five tons.

Locals caught sight of the whale as the tanker pulled into the harbor in the western city of Kurashiki last month. The images were first published in Yomiuri Shimbun, which is one of Japan's five national newspapers.

"I've lived for more than 80 years, but it's my first time [seeing a whale]," one bystander who saw the tanker said, according to the Daily Mail.

The ship's crew were reportedly unaware they had been dragging the whale with them as they sailed through the Pacific, according to Yomiuri Shimbun.

Bryde whale marooned on the bow of a ship in Japan
Bryde whale marooned on the bow of a ship in Japan

A spokesperson from the Mizushima Coast Guard Department said this was the first time they had witnessed anything like this. They would be investigating to see how such an incident can be prevented in the future.

The name of the ship was obscured in the photos distributed by the Coast Guard.

A healthy Bryde whale swimming at the Mirs Bay in Shenzhen, China
A healthy Bryde whale swimming at the Mirs Bay in Shenzhen, China

Ship strikes are known to be one of the leading causes of death for endangered and vulnerable whale populations, according to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Michael Fishbach, executive director and co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy, an environmental NGO based in North Carolina, told Insider that a dozen whales are killed by a ship for each one that is recorded.

"Because of the negative buoyancy of the whales, they just sink straight to the bottom after they die, except on rare occasions like this one, where the whales are struck in the center of their body, and you have a situation as you see in the above image."

Fishbach told Insider: "There's no question that the number of whales killed by ships each year is in the 1000s each year."

When discussing what needs to change to save these whales, Fishbach said a body designated by the industry that can approach the shipping companies with a "calm, combined effort" to put forward measures and changes "to put a stop to this."

The whale specialist added that approximately 60% of the ships involved in whale strikes are container vessels.

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A shortage of CO2 gas in the UK could cause Christmas to be ‘canceled,’ warns industry boss

sign on empty shelves inform customers of a lack of products at a Sainsburys supermarket on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Gaps in supermarket shelves have appeared more frequently as a shortage of lorry drivers disrupted supply chains. Now, rising energy prices have disrupted the production of C02, a gas critical to the production and transport of meat, bread, beer and more.
sign on empty shelves inform customers of a lack of products at a Sainsburys supermarket on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Gaps in supermarket shelves have appeared more frequently as a shortage of lorry drivers disrupted supply chains. Now, rising energy prices have disrupted the production of C02, a gas critical to the production and transport of meat, bread, beer and more.
  • An energy shortage has cut the supply of CO2 in the UK - an essential element in meat production.
  • Industry bosses are warning this may mean a winter shortage of poultry, causing Christmas to be ruined.
  • It is the latest of several shortages in the UK, including beer and medical equipment.
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Britain is facing a severe shortage of CO2, a vital component in meat production, industry leaders are warning.

The gas is used to slaughter farm animals by making them lose consciousness. It is also used to package meat products to extend shelf life.

The shortage faced in the UK - attributed to high gas prices - could potentially "cancel Christmas," the head of a major poultry manufacturer said.

The shortage is caused by the closure of two fertilizer plants in the UK - which produce CO2 as a byproduct - crippled by an energy shortage and high gas prices hitting the UK, the Guardian reported.

The energy shortages compounded by labor issues, partly linked to Brexit and the lack of foreign workers, could spiral into the festive period, said the owner of Bernard Matthews and 2 Sisters Food Group, a major turkey company

"There are less than 100 days left until Christmas and Bernard Matthews and my other poultry businesses are working harder than ever before to try and recruit people to maintain food supplies," Ranjit Singh Boparan told Sky News.

"The supply of Bernard Matthews turkeys this Christmas was already compromised as I need to find 1,000 extra workers to process supplies. Now with no CO2 supply, Christmas will be canceled.

"Without CO2, the bottom line is there is less throughout and with our sector is already compromised with lack of labor, this potentially tips us over the edge," said Boparan.

Ian Wright, the chief executive of the UK Food and Drink Federation, warned that without rapid government intervention on the price of gas, the impact would be felt in two weeks, the BBC reported.

"And of course, that's concerning because we're beginning to get into the pre-Christmas supply period when warehouses begin to pick up, build up their stocks, ready for the push to Christmas a few weeks later," said Wright.

Britain's looming shortage crisis threatens empty shelves in supermarkets, empty beer barrels in pubs, and even a shortage of blood test tubes.

A Defra spokesperson said to The Guardian: "We are aware of the issues faced by some businesses and are working closely with industry to provide support and advice. We have had extensive meetings with representatives from the meat production and processing sectors, and we are continuing those conversations over the weekend.

"The UK benefits from having access to highly diverse sources of gas supply to ensure households, businesses and heavy industry get the energy they need at a fair price."

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Britain’s Parliament has a problem with sexual harassment. Meet the team trying to change that.

A view of the Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge.
A view of the Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge.
  • Conservative MP Rob Roberts was found to have sexually harassed a female intern in May 2020.
  • He's still in his job, however, owing to a loophole in the legislation. The Women's Equality Party is fighting to have this changed.
  • One ex-Parliamentary staffer tells Insider of the bullying and harassment she experienced in Westminster - with no justice being served.
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The dimly lit halls of Parliament are like a scene from Harry Potter's Hogwarts, with pointed Gothic arches and leather-bound books lining the walls, ensuring that no one forgets that working in the Palace of Westminster is an unforgettable experience.

For some, it is a dream place to work, mixing with government ministers and MPs in a fulcrum of power. It is where history is made by the 'great and the good.' However, for many women who enter Westminster as an exciting career move, the institution's realities reveal a dark truth.

In 2019-20, there were 39 counts of sexual misconduct reported to Parliament's Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS), along with 137 counts of bullying, 20 of harassment, and 68 of bullying and harassment, according to the ICGS's annual report.

Tara O'Reilly, an ex-Parliamentary staffer, left after a string of bullying and harassment incidents.

"Whenever I experienced sexual harassment, I never took it further. I never reported it officially because I did not - and still wouldn't - trust the systems that existed, or rather didn't exist.

"When I did tell people informally, my close friends believed me and supported me, and it was that kind of sisterly protective culture that did exist among young staffers like me that made it all survivable."

Tara O'Reilly
Tara O'Reilly, an ex-Parliamentary researcher who told Insider of the bullying and harassment she faced as a woman in Westminster.

But outside that close circle, O'Reilly's complaints were met with a blame-the-victim response.

"Often, when I told other MPs or senior male staffers, the follow-up question would always be along the lines of 'Why did you meet him then, why did you go through with that call. How did you end up in that situation.'"

O'Reilly told Insider that she was "completely alienated" after raising qualms about the culture of bullying in one Parliamentary job by "people she saw as friends."

No justice for victims of sexual harassment

In April 2020, Conservative MP Rob Roberts sent sexually harassing messages to one of his Parliamentary interns. He told her: "Just thought we could have some fun maybe, no strings … I might be gay but I enjoy fun times."

The texts, uncovered by the BBC, made the intern's mental health decline and highlighted the culture of misogyny and harassment within UK politics, the original BBC report shows.

In May 2021, the UK Parliament's Independent Expert Panel (IEP) released a report that concluded that Roberts indeed carried out acts of sexual misconduct.

But Roberts did not resign, could not be fired, and was only temporarily suspended from the Conservative Party. It wasn't until May 2021 that Roberts lost the Conservative whip and became an Independent MP.

As per the Recall of MPs Act 2015, constituents can open a petition against their MP, which, if successful, will lead to a by-election - and should the MP lose this election, they lose their jobs.

Rob Roberts' official Parliamentary photograph
Rob Roberts MP

But Roberts escaped this fate due to a loophole in the legislation which means that the 2015 Recall Act cannot be applied to IEP findings because the panel didn't exist when the law was introduced.

The Women's Equality Party is working to change that.

The small political party - it has no MPs - is campaigning to amend the legislation so that all MPs who commit such actions are held to account, Tabitha Morton, deputy leader of the WEP, told Insider.

"If you can recall MPs for misuse of finances - for swindling stationery, for example, then why on earth are we not doing that when they harass women and harass their staff, whether that's bullying or sexual harassment," she said.

"The important thing is, this is not just about Rob Roberts. He's just one in a long, long, long line of men who have been found guilty or been accused of sexual harassment and then have stayed in post.

"Sure, they've had these moments of a slap on the wrist, and maybe they have to go independent for a bit. But then suddenly, when votes are required, they are brought back into the fold."

Mandu Reid, leader of the Women's Equality Party, told Insider: "The Recall Act is vital to ensure political parties will no longer be able to protect men who abuse their power to abuse women.

"That is not an acceptable repercussion for an MP guilty of sexual misconduct. There can be no place in politics for abuse, harassment, or violence against women and girls, and the Recall is a mechanism that enables voters to hold their MPs to account at the ballot box."

A spokesperson for the UK Parliament said to Insider: "We are clear that bullying and harassment has no place in the UK Parliament, and we take the safety and welfare of everyone in Parliament extremely seriously.

"Since the introduction of Parliament's Behaviour Code and Independent Complaints and Grievances Scheme (ICGS), all members of the parliamentary community, including staff and members, have access to a range of services - including advice, support and signposting for those who may be affected by sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment whilst on the Parliamentary Estate, in constituency offices or whilst undertaking parliamentary work."

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Women in Texas will take back control of their reproductive healthcare by leaving the state or going to Mexico to have abortions, say rights advocates

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  • Women who have migrated from Mexico to Texas will have to choose whether to turn back to access abortion care.
  • American women are also migrating across the country to manage their pregnancies how they choose to.
  • Salesforce said it would help employees relocate if they had concerns about access to reproductive healthcare.
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Mexican immigrants to Texas are considering returning to their home country to terminate their pregnancies to avoid the new Texas abortion laws, say reports.

Mexico decriminalized abortion on September 7th, just six days after the strict Texas "heartbeat bill" came into practice banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Gretchen Kuhner, who offers legal representation to migrants and victims of gender violence as a part of Mexico's Migration Institute for Women (IMUMI), spoke to The Times to explain the difficult choices now confronting the women it helps.

"[One woman that we support] has two children already and wants an abortion. There was a small window for her to find help - that's now closed. The mother faces a devastating decision to turn back and forego her asylum application or have the baby," she said.

Abortion clinics in Mexico are already preparing to receive women from across the border after the state's Republican-controlled legislature passed the first so-called heartbeat bill on September 1, The Times reported.

American women are also crossing the borders of states to access abortions elsewhere in the country. Joan Lamunyon Sanford, executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, an Albuquerque-based abortion, told NBC.

"Every time Texas passes some kind of bill restricting abortion, we see more people seeking care here in New Mexico," she said.

For example, the number of Texans getting abortions in Planned Parenthood clinics in the Rocky Mountain region, covering Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and southern Nevada, was 12 times higher when Gov. Greg Abbott banned abortions in March 2020 for almost a month under a COVID-19 executive order, AP report.

Some may also leave the state permanently. In a Friday slack message obtained by CNBC, Salesforce, the cloud computing company, said it would assist any employees and their families who are looking to relocate over their state's reproductive laws.

"These are incredibly personal issues that directly impact many of us - especially women," the message said, without taking a stance on the law. "We recognize and respect that we all have deeply held and different perspectives. As a company, we stand with all of our women at Salesforce and everywhere."

"With that being said, if you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will help relocate you and members of your immediate family," it continued.

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