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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.

With news of the latest nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we know we must work harder than ever to hold the line in South Carolina against bills that restrict women’s access to reproductive healthcare. Any anti-woman’s health bill that passes here in South Carolina could challenge Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for more than 40 years.

While we do not know if Judge Kavanuagh will be confirmed, we know that our rights hang in the balance in the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court decides the fundamental legal rights that we rely on every day: the constitutional right to liberty and to equal protection; important health and safety regulations; and laws that protect against sex discrimination at work and at school.

During this last legislative session we saw South Carolinians work together to protect women’s health and rights: through the passage of the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act and the shutdown of the abortion ban. Going forward, we must remember the gravity of the threats and use the power of our voices to speak up for women’s health, rights, and freedoms.”

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