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Senate falls short on IVF vote

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
From The Center
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The Senate on Thursday fell short of the votes needed to move forward on legislation that would protect access to and expand coverage of commonly used fertility treatments, with just two Republicans joining Democrats in support of the legislation.

Interest in protecting access to and demonstrating support for fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization, otherwise known as IVF, have skyrocketed following a February Alabama Supreme Court ruling recognizing frozen embryos as unborn children. 

IVF involves the union of an egg and sperm outside the body. The fertilized egg is later...

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