IVF Plano Urges You to Speak Out for Infertility

by | November 6th, 2012

Today is Election Day, and IVF Plano staff members and Dr. James Douglas will exercise the right to vote. Lines at the polls are expected to be long, so pass the time by helping pass the Family Act of 2011. IVF Plano supports this bill, together with the National Infertility Association (RESOLVE), Men’s Health Network and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

The Family Act, or CAS 965/HR 3522, would provide a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility preservation after a cancer diagnosis.

Raise Infertility Awareness

You can find a link to the Family Act legislative status on the IVF Plano website, or on the National Infertility Association (RESOLVE) site. The infertility community, including friends and family, can attest to the devastating emotional and financial impact of infertility. We can contribute to reaching the goal of 10,000 signatures by the end of 2012. Send a quick email with the formatted letter provided online, or talk to your Congressman about the Family Act.

The National Infertility Association addressed the infertility community and reproductive endocrinologists like Dr. Douglas at the 68th annual meeting for ASRM in San Diego this month. ASRM president Dr. Glenn Schattman responded to the call for action with these words:

“The Family Act is an example of social good, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine support this bill.”

IVF Plano believes that the cost of infertility treatment should not stand in the way of a family, especially in a country that was founded on the freedom to pursue happiness. While you can’t control the disease of infertility, you can exercise your freedom to vote. Make your voice heard about the Family Act on the IVF Plano Facebook page.



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