Political and Legislative

Lawmakers Seek Bipartisan Breakthrough for Federal Legislation to Provide Broad Protections for IVF

Democratic Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania opened her letter to colleagues with a statistic, and hoped it’d land with Republican members, too. Wild is seeking a rarity in this Congress, a bipartisan coalition on a politically charged issue: federal legislation to offer broad protections for in vitro fertilization treatment.

Wild’s letter, obtained by CBS News, urges fellow lawmakers to co-sponsor her proposal.

“Every year in the United States, nearly 2% of all babies born are conceived with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology,” her letter begins. Wild has reached out to “hundreds of colleagues” from both parties, according to a spokeswoman for Wild.

Read the source article at CBS News

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