Category: News

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


Job Opening: Communications Specialist

by WREN Staff on Apr 27, 2022

Communications Specialist The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit

Advocate Stories, Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

Calling All Advocates!

by Advocacy Team on Apr 21, 2022

Take Action TODAY Against Anti-Trans Bills The SC House recently passed H.4608, a bill that would prohibit transgender students from participating in student sports. To categorically deny transgender students the freedom to play alongside their peers is completely at odds with lawmakers’ duties to care for and protect our youth. Click the following link to

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In Final Weeks of South Carolina Legislative Session, Organizers Will Unite to Defeat Anti-Transgender Sports Bill and Healthcare Discrimination Bill

by SC United for Justice and Equality on Apr 15, 2022

Organizers successfully held off many extreme bills from advancing by last week’s crossover deadline; now, all attention turns to H.4776 and H.4608 COLUMBIA, SC – Last week marked the crossover deadline for South Carolina’s legislature – the date by which legislation must be approved by one legislative chamber in order to be considered for the

Gender Justice, Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Congratulations JUSTICE Ketanji Brown Jackson

by WREN Staff on Apr 7, 2022

South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Nomination to Supreme Court   COLUMBIA, SC – Ann Warner, WREN CEO released the following statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination:   “Today marks a historic moment not just for our nation, but for gender justice.  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the


Meet Katie!

by WREN Staff on Mar 16, 2022

Our nest is growing! Welcome, Katie Parris, WREN’s new Policy and Programs Assistant.  Where are you from? I am a lifelong resident of Spartanburg, SC. For the longest time, I wanted nothing more than to leave Spartanburg, but ended up falling in love with Wofford College where I completed my Bachelor’s degree. When it came

Be The Voice, Gender Justice, News

Resource for Journalists Reporting on Abortion 

by WREN Staff on Mar 11, 2022

Media coverage of reproductive health care that is accurate and comprehensive can help reduce misinformation surrounding abortion care. The following resource, compiled by the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, offers medically accurate, easy-to-understand guidance for reporting on abortion in South Carolina. Background: Abortion Access in South Carolina in 2022 Amid nationwide threats to

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WREN Statement in Opposition to H.4608 

by Ashley Crary Lidow, MPH on Mar 10, 2022

Presented to the House Education K-12 subcommittee on March 10, 2022  Thank you, Chairwoman Felder, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ashley Lidow, she/her, and I am the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a