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GOP Blocks Senate Measure Protecting IVF Access Nationwide

HeadlineFeb 29, 2024

Republicans have blocked a bill that would create federal protections for in vitro fertilization. Senator Tammy Duckworth, who had both her daughters using IVF, brought the measure to the floor in the wake of Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children. Duckworth sought to pass the bill under unanimous consent, but Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith blocked it, citing “vast overreach.”

Meanwhile, Alabama Republicans have advanced several bills to protect IVF in the state, which could pass as early as next week.

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