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Hickenlooper Joins Colleagues in Push to Codify Right to In Vitro Fertilization

Jun 6, 2024

Right to IVF Act would protect access to fertility treatments and reproductive health in a post-Roe America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper recently joined 41 Senate colleagues to introduce the Right to IVF Act, a legislative package which would establish a right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) services nationwide and help make IVF treatment more affordable for Americans hoping to start a family. 

“Like so many Americans, my wife and I wouldn’t have been able to grow our family without in vitro fertilization,” said Hickenlooper. “Relentless attacks on reproductive freedom post-Roe threaten the dreams of other families.”

The Right to IVF Act is a comprehensive package combining four bills to protect and expand access to IVF and other fertility services including:

  • The Access to Family Building Act: which establishes a statutory right to access in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) services and creates legal protections for IVF providers.
  • The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act: which makes fertility care, including IVF, more affordable by requiring employer-sponsored insurance plans and public insurance plans to cover fertility treatments.
  • The Veteran Families Health Services Act: which broadly expands fertility treatment and IVF access, including pre-deployment procedures to preserve gametes (eggs or sperm), for active duty service members and veterans. 

  • The Family Building FEHB Fairness Act, which requires carriers of the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) Program—the largest employer-sponsored health insurance plan in the world— to cover IVF and other fertility services to help more hardworking Americans start and grow their families.

Full text of the bill is available HERE.


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