What’s Current: Thousands of Polish women are seeking abortions abroad or illegally after near ban

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  • Over 30,000 Polish women are known to have sought abortions abroad or illegally since the country introduced a near total ban on abortions last year.
  • UNICEF reports that there has been an alarming uptick of women and children abducted in Haiti, with over 100 people abducted in the first half of October alone
  • Teenage girls across the globe are reporting an increase in physical and verbal tics related to TikTok videos they’ve consumed.
  • Rideshare company Lyft released their first safety report Thursday, revealing that it received over 4,000 reports of sexual assault on its platform in 2017, 2018, and 2019.