Category: Policy Updates

Health and Education, Policy Updates

Advocate for IVF Insurance Coverage

by WREN Communications & Learning Team on Feb 1, 2017

One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy according to RESOLVE, a national infertility association that works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. We at WREN support efforts of fertility specialists who help individuals and couples grow their families through fertility technologies like

Health and Education, Policy Updates

Protect Birth Control Access and IVF

by WREN Staff on Jan 24, 2017

Last week at our WREN Happy Hour, advocates had a chance to ask our staff members about our 2017-18 Policy Agenda and how they could stay involved in the legislative process. We are extremely optimistic about this session and our ability to pass and support crucial legislation. There was one question we couldn’t avoid: Has anything

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

First Day of Legislative Session

by WREN Communications Team on Jan 10, 2017

Today on January 10th, 2017,  South Carolina’s legislators return to the Statehouse for the beginning of the 2017-18 session. While we are excited to get back into the swing of things, we cannot thank our volunteers and advocates enough for their contributions over the past several months, and for more recently assembling our WREN information

Policy Updates, Special Events

What You Can Do Now!

by Eme Crawford on Dec 7, 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, WREN has received an outpouring of emails, calls and conversations from women across the state asking what they can do right now to become more involved in speaking up and making a difference for women.  Here are a few upcoming events for those of you ready to make

Policy Updates

Everything You Need to Know about WWH v. Hellerstedt in Five Minutes

Sep 13, 2016

Last Monday, people across the country celebrated (or lamented), as pictures of the most honorable Justice Notorious RBG went viral and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made a historic ruling. On June 27th, SCOTUS struck down two provisions in Texas H.B. 2 law, one requiring physicians to have admitting privileges at hospitals,

Policy Updates

Red, White, and Whew! : A Close Call for Women’s Rights

Sep 13, 2016

With the fourth of July just around the corner, and celebrations unfolding that embody the importance of freedom and independence, we must recognize that equal freedoms aren’t yet accessible to all. And while we’ve held our breath for months, anticipating the outcome of Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, we must understand that this moment is just a