[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – After nearly every single Republican voted against her Right to IVF Actdespite publicly claiming to support IVF, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) delivered impassioned remarks calling out Republicans’ hypocrisy and cruelty as millions of Americans continue to be rightfully worried about accessing the IVF treatment and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) that they rely on to build their family. By blocking her pro-family, pro-freedom Right to IVF Act that would establish a right to IVF and other ART, expand access for hopeful parents, Veterans and federal employees as well as lower the costs of fertility care for working families, Republicans once again proved that their public “support for IVF” is merely a ruse to mislead Americans. A video of the Senator’s remarks is available on YouTube.

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  • “For months now, Republicans have been running to cable news shows, telling every camera in sight that—just like their ringmaster Donald Trump—no one cares more about women more than they do! That no one cares more about defending our rights than they do! And that all they want in this scary post-Alabama ruling reality is to defend Americans’ access to IVF. Well, that’s bullshit.”

  • “When someone shows you who they are the first time, believe it. That’s how the saying goes. Well, Republicans have showed us who they are one, two, three, four thousand times. When the rubber meets the road, and we ask not just for empty words on Twitter but for their vote to protect IVF, they just don’t have it in them to even pretend to care about the women in this country.”

  • “…I wish you luck as you try to excuse this vote to every one of your constituents back home who are facing the heart-wrenching struggle of trying to have their own little girl or boy to swaddle and cuddle and love—and are terrified that you might have just snatched their dreams of a family away from them. Shame on you.”

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