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‘This is our new normal’: Fertility treatment advocates are gearing up to fight abortion bans and personhood laws

Published by the 19th. Read the full article.

RESOLVE, a major advocacy group, is launching a new campaign to bring fertility patients’ and doctors’ stories directly to lawmakers — and the public — in 2023.

Anti-abortion politicians and ballot initiatives lost big at the ballot box in the 2022 midterms. But fertility treatment advocates and patients are gearing up to fight against the next wave of anti-abortion legislation and restrictions on reproductive health.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is gearing up for 2023 state legislative sessions with a new initiative, Fight for Families, to expand its lobbying and advocacy against strict abortion bans and proposed personhood laws that could threaten access to fertility treatments including in vitro fertilization, or IVF.

Fight for Families, the details of which were shared first with The 19th, will build on RESOLVE’s current lobbying and organizing in statehouses against laws that seek to establish personhood for embryos at the moment of fertilization. In addition to tracking and monitoring legislation that could threaten IVF, it will center the voices of fertility doctors and affected patients sharing their stories directly with lawmakers and the public.

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