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Call your Elected Officials and Ask Them to Protect IVF and the Right to Build Families
Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-PA-7) have introduced the Right to Build Families Act of 2022 to ensure the right to build a family is upheld and remains protected, regardless of a person’s zip code, 

The choice to build a family is a fundamental right for all Americans


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four women married to men have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. This does not include the many LGBTQ+ couples and those that choose to parent without a partner who may need assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), to start and grow families. Since 1981, those hoping to become parents from across the country have used ART, and to date, over one million infants have been born because of the availability of this medical procedure. About two percent of all infants born in the United States each year are conceived via ART, and the CDC has noted that the use of IVF specifically has more than doubled over the past decade. 

This bill would: 

• Prohibit limiting any individual from accessing ART or retaining their reproductive genetic materials, including gametes; 

• Protect healthcare providers who provide ART or related counseling and information; 

• Allow the Department of Justice to pursue civil action against states that violate the legislation; and 

• Create a private right of action for individuals and healthcare providers in states that have limited access to ART. 

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