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Amid Row v Wade, US Healthcare Workers Are Flocking to This Nation

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As the battle over the right to abortion continues, dozens of workers in the health industry told TVNZ’s Sunday that they fear for their bodily autonomy. 

The famous Roe v. Wade decision from 1973, which recognized the right to an abortion, was overruled by the US Supreme Court on June 24. Since June, it has made it possible for other conservative states to enact stringent abortion regulations. 

Prudence Thompson, a former nurse who now owns Accent, is a leader in international medical staffing. As per 1 News, she claims that ever since Roe v. Wade was reversed, she has had a deluge of communications from American healthcare professionals looking to relocate to New Zealand. 

“People who really valued the importance of the body and their rights started pinging into our inboxes.” We have nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, general and family practitioners, psychiatrists, and I believe they are all searching for a way out because they are afraid at work.” 

It happens at a time when New Zealand’s healthcare system is struggling due to a severe lack of workers and intense pressure on the existing workforce. 

Since June 24, there has been a quadrupling of inquiries, according to Thompson, from people who want to know how quickly they may migrate, how to become permanent residents, what skills are required, and whether New Zealand will be a “safe haven” for them and their families. 

As the culture war rages on, Sunday spoke with scores of American medical experts, particularly those who focus on women’s health. Many claim that they constantly worry about being the target of radical opponents of abortion. 

Texas-based pediatric nurse Marissa Coles advises caution when discussing abortion since “you never know who is listening and who may disagree with you.” 

“My employment is at risk. I dunno, I get anxious. I am fearful when doctors and nurses are killed.” After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Texas was one of the first states to enact so-called trigger laws outlawing abortion. 

For everyone participating in the process, private citizens can earn up to US$10,000 (NZ$17,600) for doing so, making it exceedingly risky for doctors who risk penalties and jail time. 


At times, according to Dr. Jessica Rubino of the Austin Women’s Health Centre, she had to wear a bulletproof vest to work. 

There would be more demonstrators outside as abortion-related discourse entered politics; we had to be concerned about this issue as Texas’ firearms laws become more liberal.” 

“I can see between 30 and 60 patients in a single day. About half of those, in my estimation, would have been consultations, and the other half, abortions.” Dr. Rubino can no longer perform her duties as a result of Texas’s abortion prohibition because she is unable to step in even in cases of rape and incest. 

“The scenario we are in is totally untenable.” American medical professionals are considering moving to Aotearoa since their alternatives grow increasingly limited as their hometowns gradually change. 

“New Zealand, in my opinion, offers a lot of options. I appreciate their policies and all the benefits they provide, “Sunday, Marissa Coles reported. America’s suffering over abortion might be Aotearoa’s gain. 

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