Category: Policy Updates

Policy Updates

Tell your friends to take action

by Sarah Nichols on Oct 5, 2018

If you’ve been tuning into the Kavanaugh hearings in some form or fashion, you are probably feeling discouraged after watching Dr. Ford being discredited after sharing intensely intimate and gut-wrenching testimony. (You can read our full statement on the hearings here.) Thank you to all of our advocates who have spoken out, called your senators,… Read more

Policy Updates

Believe Survivors.

by Ann Warner on Sep 28, 2018

Statement from Ann Warner, CEO, WREN This week we witnessed the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she shared her experience of sexual assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As we watched her, we carry our histories with us: we remember the strength of Professor Anita Hill years ago when she came forward with her story of… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

On to the Next Round….

by Ashley Lidow on Sep 17, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health… Read more

Policy Updates

What matters to you?

by Ashley Lidow on Aug 24, 2018

It is back to school season, and we at WREN have been doing our homework when it comes to researching and building out a policy agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Now, we would like to invite you to provide us with feedback on the issues that matter to you. So first: what is a… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

Medicaid Comment Period Open

by Ashley Lidow on Aug 6, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health… Read more

Policy Updates

About that SCOTUS Business…

by Sarah Nichols on Jul 18, 2018

Have you been hearing a lot of talk about the Supreme Court, or have you heard the name “Brett Kavanaugh” floating around a lot recently? That’s because President Trump recently nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the vacant spot on the Supreme Court. This has concerned many advocates for women’s health—including us—because Roe v. Wade hangs… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Statement: Judge Kavanaugh Nomination

by WREN Statement on Jul 12, 2018

Statement from Ann Warner, CEO, WREN “As advocates for women’s health, economic well-being, and rights in South Carolina, we are accustomed to working and winning against the odds. We fight daily to ensure that all members of our community have access to the healthcare and services they need, and the freedom and dignity they deserve…. Read more

Policy Updates

The hits just keep on coming…

by Ashley Lidow on Jul 10, 2018

As we all come back from barbeques and fireworks, those who show disdain for women’s bodily autonomy have been hard at work. President Trump announced that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Here is some background on Kavanaugh: He ruled against Jane Doe, a young immigrant woman… Read more