U.S. Senator Katie Britt Applauds House Introduction of IVF Protection Act

July 2, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2024 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today applauded the introduction of companion legislation to the IVF Protection Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, originally introduced by Senators Britt and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), was introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Scott Perry (R-PA-10) and Nancy Mace (R-SC-1).

The IVF Protection Act ensures that no state prohibits access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. The bill does not compel any person or organization to provide IVF services, and it permits states to implement health and safety standards regarding the practice of IVF. Under the language of the legislation, states would be ineligible to receive Medicaid funding if they banned access to IVF.

“Along with Senator Cruz, I appreciate Representatives Perry and Mace leading this bicameral effort to ensure continued nationwide IVF access,” said Senator Britt.  “IVF helps aspiring parents across our nation start and grow their families, and our IVF Protection Act would preserve this pathway to parenthood for the millions of Americans who face infertility every year. While Democrats prioritize scaring families, I’m proud to join my Republican colleagues in fighting for families.”

“IVF is a medical miracle that has brought the joy of parenthood to millions of families nationwide who may have never otherwise had the experience of having a child. I was proud to work with Sen. Britt to try to advance the IVF Protection Act in the Senate, and I applaud Reps. Perry and Mace for introducing it in the House. It’s deeply unfortunate that Senate Democrats have put politics over people once again and objected to clear and strong federal protections for IVF,” said Senator Cruz.

“I am proud to co-lead the House’s effort to protect IVF access for families in South-Central Pennsylvania and across the Country. It’s time Congress steps up to fight for American Citizen’s right to IVF services and the hope and life for millions of loving families,” said Representative Perry.

 “We will always protect Americans’ rights to start a family, that includes as much support as humanly possible for IVF. This bill is a significant step in ensuring women’s reproductive health is protected from extreme measures while balancing conscience protections and necessary health and safety standards,” said Representative Mace.


Last month, Senators Britt and Cruz introduced the IVF Protection Act and have continued to speak out about the importance of protecting nationwide access to in vitro fertilization. Additionally, the Senators went to the Senate floor to pass the IVF Protection Act by unanimous consent, where it was subsequently blocked by Senate Democrats. Senators Britt and Cruz also led a joint statement supporting access to IVF that was signed by every Senate Republican.