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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

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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

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WREN SPEAKS OUT IN OPPOSITION TO SC ABORTION BAN  

by WREN Staff on Aug 30, 2022

WREN SPEAKS OUT IN OPPOSITION TO SC ABORTION BAN   COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA- Today, after hundreds of South Carolinians raised their voices at the Statehouse against any further abortion bans, the House of Representatives voted to advance H 5399, an extreme, total abortion bill. After the bill receives third reading in the House, it will go

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South Carolina Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Six-Week Abortion Ban

by Planned Parenthood on Aug 18, 2022

**This is a reposted press release from Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Six-Week Abortion Ban  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, in a unanimous order, the South Carolina Supreme Court blocked the state’s ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy (Senate Bill 1), granting providers’ emergency motion for a temporary injunction

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Pro-Abortion Advocates Take Action Against Ban in Charleston

by WREN STAFF on Aug 17, 2022

Pro-Abortion Advocates Take Action Against Ban in Charleston CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – As South Carolina legislators debated a total ban on abortion in the statehouse today, reproductive justice advocates gathered in their communities to stand together in the fight for abortion access for all. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) held an abortion advocate

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WREN Testimony in Opposition to Abortion Ban 

by WREN Staff on Aug 17, 2022

WREN’s CEO Ann Warner testified during the August 17 Senate  Medical Affairs Committee: Thank you, Chairman Verdin, for the opportunity to address the Senate Medical Affairs Committee today. My name is Ann Warner, and I am the CEO of WREN, a South Carolina-based non-partisan non-profit organization with a mission to build a movement to advance

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PRESS RELEASE: Reproductive Freedom Advocates REJECT Abortion Bans 

by WREN Staff on Aug 17, 2022

Reproductive Freedom Advocates REJECT Abortion Bans   COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) joins reproductive freedom advocates and organizations across the state in speaking out against bans that restrict access to abortion and strip people of their right to decide what happens to their bodies and their lives.    Today, members of