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Statement from RESOLVE on Signing of Alabama IVF Bill

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey today signed SB159 into law, which will provide protections for IVF to resume in the state after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling forced fertility clinics to pause IVF treatments last month.

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 in response:

RESOLVE is relieved that Alabama clinics can reopen their IVF programs and work with patients to help them fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. While we are grateful for the actions of Alabama legislators, this legislation does not address the underlying issue of the status of embryos as part of the IVF process – threatening the long-term standard of care for IVF patients. There is more work to be done.

“Patients and providers in Alabama, and across the country, want and deserve the protected right to build families. Recent polls found that 81% of Alabama GOP primary voters support the state legislature in passing a new law to protect IVF services and clinics in the state, while 85% of American voters believe in increasing access to fertility treatments. I will be at the State of the Union address Thursday night, in support of national legislation to protect fertility treatments everywhere, for everyone, so that hopeful parents don’t have to worry that their state will be next.

“We are inspired by the thousands of advocates in Alabama that chose to speak up and take action, and to those brave advocates who shared their stories with the media and with their legislators. RESOLVE looks to Fight for Alabama Families to continue its advocacy to improve the legislation, and asks advocates to remain vigilant and continue to share their stories.”


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.