Victories and Achievements
Your advocacy matters, and your voice made a difference. Read below for RESOLVE's advocacy victories throughout the years.
2021 State Legislative Session Victories
Your advocacy matters, and your voice made a difference. 2021 was another groundbreaking year for RESOLVE and our advocacy partners. We are proud to share some of the top highlights from a very busy session across the U.S. where we tracked 75 family building bills in 37 states.
- In Illinois, RESOLVE partnered with state lawmaker, Margaret Croke, and utilized RESOLVE’s model legislation and inclusive definition of infertility to pass HB 3709, securing coverage for 2.7 million Illinois residents starting on January 1, 2022. HB 3709 updated the Illinois Infertility mandate to include LGBTQ+ couples and single parents, as well as to reduce the waiting time from 1 year to 6 months for patients under 35 years of age, to be in alignment with medical standards of care.
- In Colorado, RESOLVE worked with Colorado Fertility Advocates to pass the Colorado Surrogacy Agreement. This pro-family law codifies best practices that Colorado medical professionals, mental health practitioners, and attorneys have been implementing for years to safeguard the rights of surrogates, parents and children.
- Utah passed SB 19/HB 192 through the help of our coalition partner, Alliance for Fertility Preservation, to expand and provide fertility preservation insurance coverage through a pilot program for Medicaid enrollees.
- RESOLVE also supported our friends at RESOLVE New England in passing the Connecticut and Maine Parentage Laws.
In addition to positive family building legislation, RESOLVE also works hard on stopping anti-family bills from passing. In 2021, RESOLVE tracked over 15 personhood bills in 13 states, and is proud to report no bills became law that would restrict family building.
In the last six years alone, RESOLVE and our advocacy partners, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Alliance for Fertility Preservation, with support from EMD Serono and Ferring Pharmaceuticals have helped pass laws providing IVF and/or fertility preservation coverage for more than 39 million people across the U.S. We will not stop until everyone wanting to build a family has access to ALL family building options.
Make your voice heard and join our family building movement in 2022. Sign up now to be part of the RESOLVE Advocacy Network (RAN) and download the State Advocacy Toolkit to learn how you can make a difference in your state.