Category: Policy Updates

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

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Gag Rule threatens reproductive healthcare

by Ashley Lidow on May 29, 2018

The Trump administration proposed a domestic gag rule that would hurt women in the US by stripping Title X funding—funding that is dedicated to providing reproductive health services and care—from healthcare providers that refer patients for abortion services. This funding cut would have the biggest impact on low-income Americans. First, let’s talk about gag rules…. Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Protect Our Options for Healthcare

by Eme Crawford on May 25, 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

Health and Education, Policy Updates

This is Your Victory.

by Ann Warner on May 4, 2018

You did it. In the wee hours of the morning, after days of debate, the voices for women’s health, rights, and dignity prevailed over politics in South Carolina. The Senate voted to recommit H 3548, an extreme and dangerous anti-abortion bill, to the Senate Medical Affairs Committee. With only a few days left in the… Read more

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Why We Fight

by Ashley Lidow on Apr 27, 2018

At WREN we are constantly trying to educate our members on the importance of using your voice and taking action. . One of our key focus areas is leadership because when there is diversity in leadership we get better results. Some may say that diversity will happen organically, but unfortunately that is not the case;… Read more