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Rep. Molinaro Backs Bill To Protect IVF Access Following Alabama Ruling

Washington, DC – Following the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY-19) today cosponsored the Access to Family Building Act, a bill that protects access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Millions of Americans rely on IVF to have children. The bill was introduced by U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA-7). Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

Specifically, the Access to Family Building Act establishes a statutory right to access IVF, thereby overriding any state effort to limit services and ensuring no hopeful parent—or their doctors—are punished for trying to start or grow their family.

Rep. Molinaro said, “I was troubled by and said at the time that I opposed Alabama’s ruling to limit IVF. I’m a parent who has personal experience with IVF and support all women and families who choose IVF to bring life into this world. Protecting it is just commonsense.”

In Congress, Rep. Molinaro has fought back against restrictive policy. Most recently, he led a successful effort to prevent restrictions on mifepristone and birth control from passing.