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WREN Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

by Ann Warner on Jun 24, 2022

WREN denounces the decision issued June 24, 2022 by the United States Supreme Court on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, overturning Roe v Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortionThis decision is an assault on our health, our dignity, and our rights. It will take time to realize the full implications, but one thing is very  clear: for the first time in nearly 50 years, legal access to abortion is now in the hands of state lawmakers.

Attorney General Alan Wilson confirmed that the Six Week Ban that passed last year is now in effect after the U.S. District Court of South Carolina stayed the injunction that was blocking implementation of the law. If you need abortion care, contact your healthcare provider for clarity on available options.

South Carolinians are against radical and harmful abortion bans. Despite what the Supreme Court and extremist lawmakers say, the majority of South Carolinians do not want lawmakers to interfere with their personal decisions about pregnancy and parenting. Our state has some of the worst reproductive health outcomes in the country, and criminalizing abortion will push health care further out of reach. 

Abortion bans will increase poverty, violence, and state surveillance over our private lives. Everyone will feel the consequences of these bans, but the worst effects will be on people of color, people living in rural areas, young people, people living in poverty, survivors of domestic violence, people in our LGBTQ+ community, and others who are overpoliced and who lack access to reproductive health care. All people deserve access to abortion care when they need it, on a timeline of their choosing, and in a community and an environment where they are safe and respected.

It is imperative that everyone speak up loudly and boldly in support of abortion rights in our state right now. According to Ann Warner, CEO of WREN, “The Supreme Court’s decision has put our health, our lives, and our freedoms in jeopardy, but we will not back down. Not now, and not ever. Our movement is strong and growing, and we demand that South Carolina lawmakers respect our rights to control our own bodies and determine our own futures. If they fail to do so, these lawmakers will be directly responsible for the loss of health, life, bodily autonomy, safety, and economic security of countless South Carolinians.” 

No matter what happens in the Supreme Court or in the Statehouse, WREN and its network of partners will ensure that all people are connected to safe and legal reproductive healthcare services, and we will advocate for policies that will keep us healthy, safe, and free. We are in this for the long haul. You can find more information to access these resources at 

Here’s what you can do right now:


Alerta: Declaración de WREN sobre la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Columbia, SC – WREN condena la decisión del 24 de junio de 2022 de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos sobre el caso Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, mediante la cual respalda la prohibición del aborto en Mississippi y anula Roe vs. Wade.

Es imperativo que las personas de Carolina del Sur alcen firmemente su voz en apoyo del derecho al aborto en nuestro estado ya mismo. De acuerdo con Ann Warner, Directora General de WREN, “La decisión de la Corte Suprema pone en peligro nuestra salud, nuestras vidas y nuestra libertad, pero no vamos a retroceder. Ni ahora ni nunca. Nuestro movimiento es fuerte y sigue creciendo, y exigimos que los legisladores de Carolina del Sur respeten nuestro derecho a ejercer el control sobre nuestros cuerpos y decidir sobre nuestro propio futuro. Si así no lo hicieran, estos legisladores serían responsables directos de la pérdida de salud, vida, autonomía corporal, seguridad y economía de una incontable cantidad de personas de Carolina del Sur.”

Sin importar lo que ocurra con la Corte Suprema o en el gobierno estatal, WREN y su red de socios va a asegurar que todas las personas puedan conectarse con servicios de salud reproductiva seguros y legales, y vamos a abogar por políticas que nos mantengan saludables, seguros y libres. Seguiremos en esto cueste lo que cueste. Puede encontrar más información sobre el acceso a estos recursos en

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