Political and Legislative

Senate Democrats to Force a Vote on a Bill to Protect Access to IVF Treatment

Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said Tuesday they will try to force a vote on their legislation to protect access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in response to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are considered people, setting up a showdown as they dare Republicans to block the bill.

At a press conference flanked by her co-sponsors, Duckworth said she will ask for unanimous consent Wednesday for the Senate to pass the bill, which would establish a federal right to IVF and other fertility treatments that are at risk in the post-Roe era.

Duckworth’s two children were conceived through IVF.

Read the source article at The Hill

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