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ASRM Reacts to Cruz/Britt OPED

Statement attributable to Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer

May 20, 2024
For Immediate Release

Washington, DC - “We are pleased to see Senators Cruz and Britt express their interest in protecting access to IVF. Like many other elected officials, the Senators clearly share the view of the American public that IVF is an essential medical treatment and must be protected.

Unfortunately, however, we cannot endorse the approach they take in their new bill. Threatening to cut off Medicaid funds will only punish vulnerable patients and do little to protect fertility care.

Rather than threaten access to other forms of health care in order to protect fertility care, we urge the Senators to support the bipartisan Access to Family Building Act.”


For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL. www.asrm.org 

For media inquiries regarding this press release contact:

Sean Tipton
ASRM Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer
E: stipton@asrm.org

Anna Hovey
Advocacy Engagement Specialist
E: ahovey@asrm.org 

J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs 
726 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 863-2494

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