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Watch WREN CEO Ann Warner on CNN

by WREN Staff on Jul 21, 2022

WREN CEO Ann Warner talked to @TheLeadCNN (2:48-3:05) about the devastating economic consequences that abortion bans will have in South Carolina, and how important fighting back to protect the health and economic well-being of South Carolinians is now more than ever.  

News, Policy Updates

Update: South Carolina’s Anti-Abortion bill H.5399 ends

by WREN Staff on Nov 10, 2022

Yesterday, South Carolina representatives decided to PAUSE discussing abortion until next year’s legislative session. This decision happened after months of protesting and advocating against banning abortion in SC. What does this mean? The debates on anti-abortion bill H.5399 have ended but discussions on banning abortion have not! We will still advocate for access to abortion

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Our Rights Are On The Ballot- Make a Voting Plan

by WREN Staff on Oct 25, 2022

The State Election Commission is reminding voters that they don’t need to wait until November to vote in the upcoming Statewide General Election. Early Voting Period Starts on Monday October 24, 2022 Any voter can visit an early voting center in their county during the early voting period and vote in person like they would

Health and Education, Policy Updates

H.5399 Sent to Conference Committee

by Ashley Lidow on Oct 24, 2022

After months of protests and objections by health care providers, advocates, and the majority of South Carolinians, the South Carolina Legislature is still pushing to pass H.5399.     On Tuesday, October 18, the Senate voted to “insist” on their version of H.5399. Now the bill will be sent to a conference committee made up of 3

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WREN Announces New Board Leadership 

by WREN Staff on Sep 28, 2022

WREN Announces New Board Leadership   COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – South Carolina’s leading organization for advancing the health, economic dignity, and rights of women, girls, and gender-expansive people in South Carolina is strengthening its statewide board of directors with a new board leadership team and three new directors.   WREN’s new Board Chair is Beth Ruffin, Owner

News, Policy Updates

WREN Rejects ALL bans on abortion 

by WREN Staff on Sep 27, 2022

Lawmakers in South Carolina are still debating on what access to abortion looks like in the state. Today, the state’s House of Representatives voted to non-concur with the current draft of H. 5399, which would ban abortion in the state.   H. 5399 will now be discussed by a conference committee. This committee will be

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WREN stands firmly against the proposed national abortion ban

by WREN Staff on Sep 13, 2022

WREN stands firmly against the proposed national abortion ban introduced in the United States Senate today. This is yet another insult to the intelligence and agency of the people of South Carolina and the United States. Just weeks ago Senator Graham applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to turn the decision on abortion back to the

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South Carolina Abortion Ban is An Attack on Reproductive Freedom

by WREN STAFF on Sep 9, 2022

After months of protests and objections by health care providers, advocates, and the majority of South Carolinians, tonight the South Carolina Senate passed a ban on abortion. The Senate failed to muster the votes needed to pass a total abortion ban. However, the bill that ultimately passed places more restrictions on the 6-week bill passed

Policy Updates

H. 5399 Moves to SC Senate- Details to take action!

by Ashley Lidow on Sep 2, 2022

After thousands of South Carolinians raised their voice in opposition and hundreds packed the statehouse the House of Representative passed an extreme abortion ban on August 30. This means that H.5399 will now go to the Senate for debate. South Carolina already has an extreme abortion law on the books and while it was in