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Statement from RESOLVE on Dobbs Decision, One Year Later
June 24, 2023 marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has left the future of in vitro fertilization (IVF) — a procedure that helps hopeful parents fulfill their dreams of building a family — uncertain.
In several states across the country, including Alabama, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Kansas, legislators introduced bills that, if they had passed, would make the practice of IVF very difficult — if not outlawed — in their state.
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 reflecting on the first year post-Dobbs:
“The overturning of Roe v. Wade sent shockwaves throughout the country and the world. The decision, as advocates feared, has given legislators free rein to limit the full range of reproductive care.
“While IVF is still accessible in every state today, as part of our Fight for Families campaign we will continue to track legislation, mobilize advocates, and educate lawmakers about how pending bills might impact those who need access to IVF to build their family. This is a fight that we will not back down on; ever.
“We need our legislators to make it easier, not harder, for people to have their baby and fulfill their dream of parenthood. Raise your voice alongside RESOLVE and advocate for pro-family legislation. Share your story and connect with RESOLVE at fightforfamilies.resolve.org/stories.”