Senate Democrats dare Republicans to block IVF protections bill

Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are asking for unanimous consent on their bill to protect in-vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments in the wake of a recent Alabama Supreme Court decision that declared cryogenically frozen embryos are “extrauterine children.”

The bill, called the Access to Family Building Act, which the senators reintroduced last month, would guarantee access to IVF, overriding any state policy restricting these services. The bill was first introduced in 2022 and was blocked by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) at the time. 

“IVF is the reason that I’ve gotten to experience the chaos and beauty and stress and joy that is motherhood,” Duckworth said during a press conference
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