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IVF Fertility Treatment At Risk – Sign a Letter & Send to Lawmakers Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on January 30th, 2017

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IVF Fertility Treatment At Risk – Sign a Letter & Send to Lawmakers

Advocacy Day | Fertility Treatment

 IVF Fertility Treatment at RIskWe need you to help all of us continue to build families.

We need you to sign a letter and then send the letter that tells your lawmakers that building our families and being able to utilize the best fertility treatment available is not optional but necessary for the disease of infertility.

Fertility Treatment Facts: Why IVF

One in 8 couples experience infertility. One in 4 women will experience a miscarriage. For decades, infertility treatment has moved forward with scientific research and establishing effective treatment protocols that have helped bring over five million babies into the world. That's over five million families. 

Three Basic Facts About Infertility & IVF

1. Infertility is a disease or dysfunction of the reproductive system. Even when a diagnosis cannot be made (unexplained or idiopathic infertility).

2. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most, if not the most, effective, efficient and successful infertility treatment protocols to overcome infertility and have a successful pregnancy.

3. Embryos legally considered "people" puts IVF fertility treatment at grave risk.

ResolveResolve, The National Infertility Association, is the leader in advocating for all people to be able to access fertility treatment to build their families. Below is an example of the language that is being used for the letter that we are asking you to sign and email or mail to your legislators.

Resolve's introduction to the letter:

"By equating microscopic embryos with born human beings, H.R. 586 has implications that pose a serious threat to infertility treatment.  If microscopic fertilized eggs/embryos are deemed as human life, anything that puts an embryo at risk could be a violation of law, even if its goal is the undeniable social good of helping someone have a baby. "

There are many families, that may look different on the surface, that will need to avail themselves of IVF treatment to have a child in their home. What all families who want to have babies in common is this- they want to love and raise a child, regardless of their own gender, ethnicity, marital status, economic status or sexual orientation.

Families to be are at risk. Please sign and send this letter. And share this blog post.

We value all families. Including the ones that are yet to be.

About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.