The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) and its partners filed an amicus brief with the South Carolina Supreme Court to support access to abortion in South Carolina.

An amicus brief allows an individual or organization who is not a party to a legal case, to assist a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case. The brief addresses South Carolina’s six week abortion ban and the barriers it will create for people of the state.

Read the brief here: WREN submitted Amicus Brief June 2023

Currently, Planned Parenthood, The Center for Reproductive Rights, and Burnette Shutt are challenging South Carolina’s six-week abortion ban. WREN’s brief will support the case.

In addition to WREN, amici include,  ABLE SC, Dr. Bambi Gaddist, Dr. Cara Delay, Dr. Debbie Billings, Jill Perry, Palmetto State Abortion Fund, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and The Hive Community Circle.



“WREN is proud to speak on behalf of the millions of South Carolinians who would be negatively impacted by this unjust law. It is an honor to stand with the fellow amici in filing this brief with the South Carolina Supreme Court. WREN and our partners will do everything in our power to defend the health, economic well-being, and rights of the people of this state,” said Ann Warner, CEO of Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network.


About WREN

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization created to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and gender expansive people. WREN educates the public on gender justice issues and promotes laws and policies that create an environment where South Carolinians have access to the resources that they need to thrive.  WREN is committed to ensuring comprehensive access to health coverage and equitable care, including abortion services, because everyone deserves access to health care, when and where they need it, without financial difficulty, discrimination, barriers or stigma.