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Senate Republicans block IVF access bill

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Senate Republicans voted against a bill that would have protected access to in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process where a woman’s egg is fertilized with sperm in a lab and then implanted into the uterus.

Senator Schumer’s Right to IVF Act, aimed at making IVF treatment more affordable and accessible, failed to pass with 48 votes in favor and 47 opposed. The bill needed 60 votes to advance.

“This is deeply personal to me,” Schumer said, noting that one of his grandchildren was conceived through IVF. He emphasized that without this treatment, many families struggling with fertility might never have children. In 2022, over 10,000 babies were born through IVF treatment.

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