by Kelli R. Parker on Sep 1, 2023
Health and Education
WREN aims to be a collective force in identifying and reducing disparities that lead to low health and education performance indicators statewide. WREN recognizes that the health and education of women and children is crucial in order to ensure statewide prosperity. We advocate for policies that lower the barriers that families, predominantly women and mothers, face when accessing services, resources, and rights. Reproductive health is a strong focus of our advocacy and education efforts, and is supported through the Be the Voice campaign.
Education is also critical to enhancing the opportunities that women and girls have in our state. WREN advocates for affordable access to high-quality education, from early childhood development through post-secondary education, training, and certifications. We also advocate for girls’ and young women’s exposure and training to non-traditional career opportunities. We work to improve the quality and accessibility of information that will enable young people to delay pregnancy, protect their health, and increase their opportunities.
Reproductive Freedom Bill of Rights Act (S. 29, H.3911)
The Reproductive Freedom Bill of Rights Act is a bold commitment to improving the health and lives of South Carolinians. The bills (S.29 & H. 3911 ) would repeal existing restrictions on abortion care and affirm the rights to contraception, in vitro fertilization, sex education, and all other forms of reproductive health care. Full access to reproductive health care is essential for the health, education, economic security, and equality of all South Carolinians.
Abortion Bans (S.240, H.3490, H.3549, H.3552, S.366, H. 3774, S.474)
The rights to control our own bodies and personal health care decisions are fundamental to our health, dignity, and freedom. People, not politicians, should be in control of those decisions. When people can make decisions about their own reproductive health care, they are healthier and more economically secure. Access to safe abortion is an essential part of health care and medically unjustified bans put lives and families in danger.
Bans on Gender Affirming Care (S.243, S.274, H.3551, H.3730)
The rights to control our own bodies and personal health care decisions are fundamental to our health, dignity, and freedom. People, not politicians, should be in control of those decisions. WREN will fight against legislation that threatens the freedom for individuals and families to make personal decisions for themselves and medical decisions with their doctors.