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Written by DNC War Room Press   
Thursday, 29 February 2024 11:49

womens-healthIn response to extreme MAGA Republicans blocking legislation to ensure access to IVF, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:

“Senate Republicans have no interest in protecting access to IVF — they’re the ones who put it at risk after backing Donald Trump’s ploy to overturn Roe v. Wade. By blocking these critical protections, the GOP is making it clear they will always stand with their extreme anti-choice agenda over Americans’ basic rights. Regardless of whatever weak talking points or poor excuses Republicans try to use, Trump and his MAGA allies’ actions in Congress show they will keep pushing an unpopular and cruel agenda to rip away our freedoms.”

Before Senate Republicans blocked basic protections for IVF, 125 House Republicans – including Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson – supported the Life at Conception Act, which DOES NOT include any exceptions for IVF treatment.

Business Insider: “Most House Republicans have cosponsored a bill declaring that life begins from the moment of conception, a position under increased scrutiny after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are ‘unborn children.’

“This Congress, 125 House Republicans — including Speaker Mike Johnson — have cosponsored the ‘Life at Conception Act,’ which states that the term ‘human being’ includes ‘all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.’

“The bill does not include any exception for in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive treatment that allows mothers to fertilize several eggs outside the womb in order to increase the chances of a viable pregnancy.”

NBC News: “But with the landmark Roe ruling protecting those rights gone, efforts by conservative lawmakers and judges to advance fetal personhood bills pose a real threat to some fertility treatments, including IVF, reproductive rights advocates say.”

Politico: “Dozens of congressional Republicans have signed onto so-called personhood legislation with no carve-out for embryos in clinics, which, if enacted, would upend how the procedure is practiced in the United States.”

Donald Trump made possible the Alabama Supreme Court decision that is stopping IVF treatment – and he is still bragging about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade and demanding credit for extreme abortion bans across the country.

CNN: “How the reversal of Roe v. Wade led to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children”

New York Times: “[The Alabama ruling was] made possible by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in its 2022 Dobbs decision, which was a result of Mr. Trump’s appointment of three justices.”

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he's 'proud' about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”

Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”

FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”

Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2024 11:56
 
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