Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

Personhood bills may end clinical In Vitro Fertilization in the US

February 2, 2017Carole 3 Comments »

On January 17th, 2017, HR586 was introduced by Jody B. Hice (R- GA) into the House of Representatives.  Full text of the bill here:, and summary is below: Sanctity of Human Life Act This bill declares that: (1) the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human and is a […]

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Call to action to protect federal medical IVF benefits for veterans

July 13, 2016Carole No Comments »

ASRM SENT OUT THIS ALERT TODAY. ASRM has worked to extend Dept of VA medical coverage to include IVF services to veterans. This amendment will prohibit federal funding of IVF for veterans. Details are below. URGENT TODAY: Calls needed to Capitol Hill on IVF amendment Take Action! ASRM has learned this a.m. that an amendment will […]

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ASRM objects to Supreme Court Decision on contraceptive coverage

June 30, 2014Carole No Comments »

I was pleased to see that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a press release objecting to the Supreme Court’s decision today to allow a for-profit corporation to decide to not provide certain types of contraceptives due to religious beliefs held by the owners. See the press release copied below: ASRM BULLETIN  Volume […]

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Happy Mother’s Day?

May 11, 2014Carole No Comments »

We have a lush pine-filled park  a couple of blocks from the house and I often hike the trails when I need to get outside and de-clutter my brain. I was hiking the trail today and I like to say “Hello!” or “Good Morning!” or “Good Afternoon!” or whatever to the folks I pass. Most […]

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Infertility and the Affordable Care Act: Part 1

November 6, 2013Carole 4 Comments »

Davina Fankhouser, co-founder of Fertility Within Reach, published a very informative blog post today that explains what the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) mandates. Read the whole post here. It explains the basics that apply to all health care. In her second post, she will specifically talk about the expected impact on infertility. Some […]

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Girlie, want a cookie? Umm, No. How about some reproductive rights?

August 2, 2013Carole 2 Comments »

I live in the beautiful state of North Carolina. I moved here two years ago, thinking that North Carolina was a lovely mix of Southern charm with Northern progressive politics, the perfect world. Then the GOP swept both houses and the governor’s office as well. In the last six months, we have seen a tidal […]

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Update from RESOLVE: new legislation that may aid infertility patients

July 31, 2013Carole 1 Comment »

Here is a posting of an email I received today from Barbara Collura of RESOLVE (the largest national infertility support group) about new currently pending legislation that would be extremely beneficial to infertility patients if passed. I have mentioned these three pieces of legislation before, but her email below has useful links and a call […]

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Scientific Advance: Human cloning for therapeutic use

May 16, 2013Carole No Comments »

The big news item yesterday was the announcement that Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a reproductive biology specialist at the Oregon Health and Science University and his colleagues produced embryonic stem cells from a human clone they produced. Their study, Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, was published in Cell. How they made a […]

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You have survived another child-less Mother’s Day, now what?

May 14, 2013Carole No Comments »

If you are one of the one -in -six or one-in-eight couples who want to be parents, but it’s not working for you, it’s time to get mad. There are two kinds of infertility, medical fertility – which is very treatable– and financial infertility which is a much more difficult problem. If you have a […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!! How will you celebrate?

March 8, 2013Carole No Comments »

Today, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, observed since 19o8!  See what your sisters are doing here and on Facebook. What’s the point of International Women’s Day? It’s a day to reflect on woman’s place in society. Do women have the same rights as men here in the US and everywhere? Well, in my […]

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