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Senate Republicans Block Bill Protecting IVF

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill protecting in vitro fertilization, while also working to reassure constituents that they supported access to the popular fertility treatment, underscoring how reproductive health issues have become a political vulnerability for GOP lawmakers.

The vote was 48 to 47, with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska siding with Democrats in backing the bill. The measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance under Senate rules. 

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