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Job Opening: Vice-President, Development and Communications

by WREN Staff on Jul 28, 2022

Vice-President, Development and Communications Position Description Overview of Position The Vice President of Development and Communications is an exciting new leadership position at WREN, South Carolina’s leading gender justice advocacy organization. WREN’s mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families


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.  


WREN Stands with Thousands in Push Against Abortion Ban 

by Demetria Mosley on Jul 19, 2022

WREN Stands with Thousands in Push Against Abortion Ban  COLUMBIA, SC- Thousands of South Carolinians have continued to push back against an abortion ban that threatens reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Today, over 150 of those advocates stood with the Women’s Right and Empowerment Network (WREN) at the Statehouse to raise their voices against the


Abortion Rights are Fundamental to Our Well-Being and Freedom

by Ann Warner on Jul 19, 2022

The following Op-Ed was printed in Greenville News on Sunday, July 17.  Three weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down the decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, after nearly fifty years of federal protection. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) and our tens of thousands of advocates across the state

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News, Policy Updates

Demand South Carolina legislators repeal abortion restrictions! Hearing Scheduled!

by Brandi Ellison on Jun 29, 2022

House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion is meeting on  Thursday, July 7, 2022.  The South Carolina House of Representatives has put together a special Ad Hoc Committee to consider NEW legislation related to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion. This Committee has set its first meeting date to hear from the public.    This

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

WREN Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

by Ann Warner on Jun 24, 2022

WREN denounces the decision issued June 24, 2022 by the United States Supreme Court on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, overturning Roe v Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.  This decision is an assault on our health, our dignity, and our rights. It will take time to realize the full


Director of Organizing

by Melissa Moore on Jun 17, 2022

I’m honored and humbled to announce my new position as Director of Organizing, a role that draws on my 15+ years of experience advancing gender justice in South Carolina. This is a brand new position at WREN that solidifies a commitment to growing our grassroots power!  I started my career in 2005 as Executive Assistant

Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

Anti-abortion politicians pass misinformation bill to force providers to lie about medication abortion

by WREN Staff on Apr 27, 2022

SOUTH CAROLINA– Today, anti-abortion politicians in the House voted to pass a new medication abortion misinformation bill (H. 4568). In response, Ann Warner, CEO of the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) has released the following statement: “This bill is the latest in anti-abortion politicians’ attack on our freedoms and health. If it