A growing number of U.S. companies are taking a stand after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade. (Getty Images)
Corporate Giants Step Up Post-Roe
The public outpouring of rage and grief hasn't ceased since Roe v Wade was officially struck down on Friday. As women all over the country face an uncertain and frightening future, more and more U.S. companies are offering benefits to employees who may need an abortion. Here’s what you need to know.
What's happening: Major players like Disney and JP Morgan are offering to cover expenses for those who have to travel out of state for an abortion. The procedure is already illegal in at least seven states, and more bans are on the way.
A growing trend: These companies join a wave of other businesses, including Amazon and Citigroup, who implemented similar policies after Texas enacted a ban on abortions after six weeks into pregnancy last year.
What do business leaders say? Policies like these are a vital means of protecting gender equality. “This ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplaces since Roe,” says Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman.
We've got more on the situation state-by-state, plus the full list of corporations helping employees travel for abortions, here.
Looking forward: As we all continue to digest last week's seismic news, this vital conversation with Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms sheds some light on what's to come. Saujani breaks down the disastrous economic impact of reversing Roe, and how the decision will affect working women in the U.S. — including those who already have kids, who make up 6 in 10 of those who seek abortions.
A requiem for SCOTUS: The decision to overturn Roe v Wade hasn't just upset legal precedent. In this stunning essay for the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winner Linda Greenhouse argues that the justices who voted in favor have destroyed the legitimacy of the court in which they serve.
Telling slip: In what her campaign described as a "mishap," GOP Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois called the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade a "historic victory for white life" when she spoke alongside former President Trump at a rally on Saturday. We break down the sinister context of Miller's remark, and more, here.
Joining forces: Ukraine's President Zelensky will address G7 leaders today as the group weighs further means of "starving" President Putin of his oil profits. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told CNN that allowing Russia's invasion to succeed would have "absolutely catastrophic" consequences worldwide.
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