Health and Education

What does the abortion ban mean for South Carolina?

by Kelli R. Parker on Sep 1, 2023

It’s been one week since the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a law that bans abortion after “cardiac activity” can be detected by an ultrasound, with limited exceptions. In some cases, the so-called “heartbeat” can be heard starting at roughly the sixth week of pregnancy, which is why the law has consistently been called a

News

SC Supreme Court Upholds Extreme Abortion Law

Aug 23, 2023

Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the 6-week abortion ban passed by the state’s General Assembly in May does not violate the state’s Constitution, which means that this extreme ban goes into effect immediately.  The Court’s ruling today makes abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, except under very narrow circumstances. Of

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Job Opening: Development Associate

Aug 21, 2023

Development Associate Overview of Position 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,

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Job Opening: Development Officer

Aug 21, 2023

Development Officer Overview of Position 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,

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Job Opening: Policy Associate

Aug 18, 2023

Policy Associate 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 partners,

News, Policy Updates

Abortion is still legal up to 22 weeks in South Carolina!

May 31, 2023

BIG NEWS: The 6-week abortion ban that passed the South Carolina General Assembly has been BLOCKED by a judge, and abortion is still legal up to 22 weeks in South Carolina! Last week was a very tough week, but we ended it with a sense of relief, gratitude, and determination for the ongoing fight ahead. 

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WREN testimony on the six week abortion ban

May 23, 2023

WREN condemns the decision by the Senate to pass a dangerous and extreme 6-week abortion ban. Despite the leadership of the 5 women of the Senate and the outcry of thousands and thousands of South Carolinians over the last year, the Senate leadership has chosen to put politics over people – over our lives, our

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WREN Celebrates Passage of Paid Leave for Educators in South Carolina! 

by WREN Staff on May 10, 2023

WREN Celebrates Passage of Paid Leave for Educators in South Carolina!  COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, May 10, 2023 – Today, the Paid Leave for Educators (H 3908) passed the House unanimously. This bill is off to the Governor’s desk for signature. Soon, more than 55,000 educators in South Carolina will be eligible for up to 6

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 WREN Statement in Opposition to S. 474

by Ann Warner on May 9, 2023

  Statement in Opposition to S. 474 House Judiciary Constitutional Laws May 9, 2023   Thank you, Chairman Jordan, and members of the Committee, 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), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission