National Conventions & Infertility – Who's On Your Side in Building Your Family?
With the political conventions almost behind us, there's a lot to think about. We will be electing a new president in the fall, which is practically here.
If you are in fertility treatment or have been in fertility treatment or may ever need fertility treatment, choose carefully. Look at each candidate and examine on their website what they say about eggs, sperm and most specifically, embryos.
Here's the National Republican Party's website.
And here's the National Democratic Party's website.
Look carefully. What is the platform of each party and each candidate in regards to embryos? And embryo disposition?
Ignore all the rhetoric. And the hyperbole. And the negative comments that each party is saying about the other party.
Election 2016 May Determine the Future of Fertility Treatment
Read what they each have to say, in their own words, about embryos. That will determine how they will handle infertility, fertility treatment and reproductive health. And while abortion is one of the most highly politically charged issues in United States history, as a voter, you will need to look at that too.
If embryos are considered "persons", then creating embryos for a IVF transfer will be at tremendous risk, especially with Supreme Court Justices being nominated sooner rather than later.
Never had a fertility problem? Have all your children already? Please imagine what your life would have been without them. And what you would have been willing to do to have them.
This election can determine the future of fertility treatment in a way that no other in the past has- pay attention to this vital, family building issue.
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.