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Press Release: Coalition of LGBTQ Advocates in South Carolina Call on Legislators to Reject Anti-Transgender School Athletics Bill In Advance of Subcommittee Hearing

Feb 19, 2021

Proposed legislation would jeopardize the mental, social, and physical health of transgender youth in South Carolina and open state to lawsuits.   Columbia, SC- Today the South Carolina legislature announced that a hearing will be held next week on H3477, legislation that would prohibit transgender youth in middle and high school from participating in student athletics.

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CEO Ann Warner’s Testimony in Support of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

by WREN on Feb 18, 2021

Statement provided on February 18, 2021  Thank you, Chairwoman Brawley, and members of the 3-M Social Services, Mental Health and Children’s Affairs 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), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to

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Collective Statement from South Carolina Organizations on the Passage of S.1

by WREN Staff and Partner Organizations on Feb 18, 2021

Today, South Carolina has become the latest state to demonstrate its disrespect and disregard for the lives and welfare of its residents by signing into law S.1 – the extreme and dangerous 6-week abortion ban. In the middle of a raging pandemic that is causing unprecedented loss of life and livelihood, it is appalling that

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How To: Testify in Support of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

by Maya Ward on Feb 12, 2021

On Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 AM EST the House 3-M Social Services, Mental Health and Children’s Affairs subcommittee will have a hearing on H.3225, the South Carolina Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. This bill would require hospitals, birthing centers, and any primary care health clinics in the state that deliver perinatal care to

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Press Release: South Carolinians Oppose Abortion Ban That Would Make SC Dangerous for Women  

by WREN Staff on Jan 15, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC- Through four hours of a subcommittee hearing, a multiracial, multigenerational coalition of advocates presented testimony before the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee in opposition of the 6-week abortion ban.  More than 100 people signed up to testify today, and the vast majority spoke in opposition to the bill. They included physicians, patients, faith leaders, attorneys,

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Community Testimony Against 6 Week Abortion Ban

by WREN Staff on Jan 14, 2021

The testimonies below were presented on January 14, 2021 in opposition to S.1, the 6 week abortion ban.  The information below is only what advocates allowed to be published some may not include names or locations.  —————————— Maya Ward, Columbia To start I’d like to say thank you to Senator Davis and the rest of

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CEO Ann Warner’s Statement in Opposition to S.1 Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee

by Ann Warner on Jan 14, 2021

Testimony given on Thursday, January 14th. Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this Committee. 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 to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of

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State of the State Address to Air on January 13th

Jan 13, 2021

What is the State of the State? This is an annual address given by the Governor to report on the economic health of the state and recognize events and individuals from the previous year.   The State of the State serves both a political and administrative purpose. It is tradition for the Governor to address the

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How To: Testify Against the Abortion Ban

Jan 8, 2021

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 2:30pm or 30 minutes upon adjournment of the House, whichever is later, the SC House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee will meet to hear testimony on S.1, a 6-week abortion ban. South Carolina, we’ve seen this before, now it’s time to take action.  Members of the public will have the opportunity