• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Republicans Blocking the Right to IVF Act

June 13, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Republicans blocked the Right to IVF Act, led by Sens. Duckworth, Murray, and Booker. This legislation would establish a nationwide right to IVF and eliminate barriers for the millions of people looking to use IVF to start and grow a family. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement: 

“Senate Republicans just set the record straight: they want to eliminate IVF, abortion access, and birth control, and they’ll do it if they have control of the White House and Congress. It’s past time we get rid of politicians who think they deserve to control if, when, and how we start a family. In the most integral election of our lives, the best way to protect our rights is by replacing these extremists with Democratic pro-choice women who are fighting for reproductive freedom.” 

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