Category: Policy Updates

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 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

Policy Updates

Support S.1348 to Affirm Reproductive Rights in South Carolina

by Ashley Lidow on Jun 22, 2022

Extremist legislators have been working for decades to push abortion access out of reach. This includes forcing people to travel long distances, wait days between appointments, source childcare, and pay out of pocket without insurance coverage. We need policies that support people’s whole lives, including better access to hospitals and clinics, healthcare provided by people

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony to the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children

by Ashley Crary Lidow on Sep 23, 2021

This testimony was presented on WREN ‘s behalf by our Director of Policy and Government Relations, Ashley Crary Lidow, at the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children Hearing, September 23rd, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Members of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children,  Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony. My name

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony in Opposition to S.811 

by WREN Staff on Jun 22, 2021

As prepared for Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee hearing on June 21, 2021. Thank you, Chairman Martin, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a