‘IVF plays a vital role in helping thousands of families overcome infertility challenges and fulfill their dreams of parenthood,’— Assemblymember Greg Wallis.

A recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court has put in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in jeopardy, causing clinics across the state to cease operations until adequate protections are in place. In response, Assemblymembers Greg Wallis, R-Bermuda Dunes; Laurie Davies, R-Laguna Niguel; and Josh Hoover, R-Folsom; introduced a resolution to protect in vitro fertilization.

Every year around 500,000 babies are born through IVF. For couples who have difficulties conceiving due to genetic or sperm disorders, endometriosis, uterine fibrosis, or other medical complications, IVF can be the last opportunity to have a child.

Wallis Fights to Protect IVF Services in State

Assemblymember Greg Wallis

“ACR 154 highlights the importance of IVF for California families and the critical support of women’s health through the recognition and protection of IVF services,” said Wallis. “We need to work together to safeguard the rights and well-being of Californian women and encourage protections for IVF services, recognizing the transformative impact on countless lives.”

This resolution affirms California’s commitment to making sure women have access to IVF services, according to Wallis.

“We believe that access to IVF is a fundamental right for California women and families, and it should never be compromised or threatened,” Wallis said in a statement. “IVF plays a vital role in helping thousands of families overcome infertility challenges and fulfill their dreams of parenthood. We cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of protecting this essential healthcare service. Together, we can make a difference and uphold the rights of women to choose the best path to building their families.

This is one issue Wallis and Christy Holstege, his opponent in the November election, can likely agree. Holstege used IVF to get pregnant and understands its value and place the healthcare ecosystem.

The full text of ACR 154 can be found HERE.

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