News Above the Noise: Week of June 26, 2022
1. Abortion Will Now Be Banned In Many States
Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a precedent that has protected the right to abortion for nearly 50 years, many are left wondering if they will be directly impacted in their state. Here is detailed information on which states are immediately affected and which ones could be next. READ MORE.
2. President Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill Into Law
The legislation follows a series of tragic mass shootings and ends nearly three decades of congressional inaction. Of the signed bill, which came to fruition following negotiations between both congressional Democrats and Republicans, President Biden said, "God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives." READ MORE.
3. These Companies Will Cover Abortion Travel Costs for Employees
Following the overturning of the landmark case protecting abortion, many companies came out in support of their employees. Here is a growing list of companies that will cover some (or all!) of the costs associated with getting an abortion. READ MORE.
4. The Necessity of Hope
Things are bad. They will get worse. But despair has never been an option. One writer writes that "despair is poison," and there is always reason to have hope in the future, even in difficult, damning times. READ MORE.
5. We Catastrophize When We're Stressed—But We Can Change
Today’s world can be debilitating, but you can learn to calm your irrational fears and march forward into each day. Stress is normal, but don't let it control you. READ MORE.
6. The Six Sources That Fuel Friendship
One journalist spent more than three years performing in-depth interviews on her friends and family. Here’s what she learned—it may surprise you. READ MORE