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STATEMENT: RESOLVE Discouraged but Not Deterred by Senate’s Failure to Advance Vote on Right to IVF ACT; Thanks Bill’s Sponsors

WASHINGTON — Barbara Collura, President and CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and leader of the organization’s Fight For Families Campaign, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to vote to advance the Right to IVF Act:

This is not the end of our fight for family building for all. We will continue until everyone in this country has access to the family building options they need and the availability of IVF is guaranteed in all 50 states. Introducing this bill was already a big win for advocates of increasing access to fertility treatments. Our work led to this comprehensive legislation, and we are not giving up.

“This vote showed us where we need to do more work. We see who needs to learn more about IVF and hear from patients about their struggles to create a family. With more than 50 years of advocacy on behalf of family building, we know what is needed to guarantee people’s rights to all family building options. Just since Roe was dismantled, we’ve faced 40 state bills that have threatened the availability of IVF and ultimately delivered nothing to millions of Americans.

“Statements showing support for IVF don’t do anything to change policy, and they don’t protect people from losing their right to access the care they need. Elected officials across the political spectrum should listen to their constituents: Family building through IVF is more popular than virtually any other issue with 85% of Americans supporting its access. Even with this reality, yesterday’s resolution from the Southern Baptist Convention was another painful reminder that access to IVF is under attack across the country.

“We are committed to continued education and advocacy on behalf of the one in six in our country who face infertility. The Right to IVF Act is the only legislation available to establish a nationwide right to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology and provides access to insurance coverage for the millions of families who need IVF to have their children, including our military families.

“The sweeping legislation was sponsored by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to both establish a nationwide right to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and reduce the barriers to access IVF treatment for the millions of families who need it to build or grow their family. 48 Senators voted to advance the bill to a full Senate vote, short of the 60 needed.”


About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for anyone experiencing infertility or challenges in building their family. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to all who need it, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit

About Fight for Families
Fight for Families, a campaign led by RESOLVE, was launched in light of the Dobbs decision to protect IVF and other reproductive healthcare needed by people trying to get pregnant and grow their family. RESOLVE, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to family building, is concerned by legislation that threatens to limit the safe and effective medical options for people trying to conceive and achieve a healthy pregnancy. Fight for Families will help raise the voices of hopeful parents to their elected leaders and protect their rights to build a family. To join the Fight for Families campaign and help defend IVF and family building, please visit for more information and to sign up for updates and how to take action.