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Senators Katie Britt And Ted Cruz Unveil New Bill to Protect Controversial Procedures

On Monday, a bill was introduced by two Republican senators to safeguard in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the federal level.

The objective of the “IVF Protection Act,” which is being led by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Katie Britt (R-AL), is to deter states from restricting access to IVF services.

The legislation would amend the Social Security Act to mandate that states refrain from denying IVF services as a condition for receiving federal Medicaid funding if it were to be implemented.

“IVF has given miraculous hope to millions of Americans, and it has given families across the country the gift of children,” Cruz announced in a new statement.

Britt claimed the legislation “affirms both life and liberty — family and freedom, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to enact it into law.”

In the past, Senate Republicans have obstructed legislation from their Democratic counterparts that would have established a federal right to IVF treatments.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, the Associated Press reported that numerous Republican legislators are opposed to the federal government intervening in state-level reproductive care decisions.

Cruz and Britt emphasized in their press releases regarding their new bill that the legislation would not obligate any individual or organization to provide IVF services.

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