Wasserman Schultz Honors Infertility Awareness Week in Bipartisan Resolution
Bringing a child into the world is truly a blessing. And that possibility should be available for anyone who truly want to start a family.
Washington DC – In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced a bipartisan resolution with U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) affirming a Congressional commitment to address infertility, including its causes, diagnoses, treatment, and costs.
“Infertility affects millions of American families,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “Bringing a child into the world is truly a blessing. And that possibility should be available for anyone who truly want to start a family. I know from my own infertility experience that in order to realize that goal, we must better understand infertility and how it affects individuals and families to more effectively advocate for sensible solutions. This Resolution is a first step, and one that addresses what infertility is, who it impacts and how, and what we as legislators need to focus on moving forward. It clearly states that Congress needs to work toward developing bipartisan, commonsense policies on this issue so we can ultimately mitigate the burden on individuals, couples, and families. I’m very proud to be a part of that solution.”
The full text of the resolution can be found here.
Wasserman Schultz, who utilized IVF to conceive her twin son and daughter, has long fought to expand access to infertility treatment. In 2001, then-state Senator Wasserman Schultz introduced SB 464, legislation requiring insurance plans to cover costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Recently, as chair of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, she held a hearing to address the challenges facing veterans in accessing fertility services. Her opening statement from that hearing can be found here.
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