VIDEO: Republicans block bill to protect access to IVF

By Granite Post Staff

March 1, 2024

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill to protect Americans’ access to in vitro fertilization (IVF), despite backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that has halted the practice in much of the state.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican, blocked a request for a vote from Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat who used IVF treatments to have her two kids after struggling with infertility.
Duckworth’s bill would establish a federal right to IVF, amid growing fears that the Alabama ruling could fuel further efforts to restrict access to IVF in other states.
While Republicans have raced to distance themselves from the Alabama ruling and expressed verbal support for IVF, they’ve declined to pass protections for it, and have ignored the fact that it was only made possible by the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling reversing Roe v. Wade—a decision the Alabama court repeatedly cited in its own ruling—and their own support for judges who oppose reproductive freedom.

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