U.S. Senators Katie Britt, Ted Cruz Introduce IVF Protection Act

May 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2024 – U.S. Senators Katie Britt (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) today are introducing the IVF Protection Act to ensure 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.

“I’m honored to join Senator Ted Cruz in introducing the IVF Protection Act. IVF is pro-family, and I’m proud to strongly support continued nationwide access to this pathway to parenthood for the millions of American couples facing infertility,” said Senator Britt. “As a mom, I know firsthand that there is no greater blessing than our children, and IVF helps families across our nation experience the joyous miracle of life, grow, and thrive. This commonsense piece of legislation affirms both life and liberty — family and freedom, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to enact it into law.”

“IVF has given miraculous hope to millions of Americans, and it has given families across the country the gift of children,” said Senator Cruz. “I’m proud to partner with Sen. Katie Britt to ensure that couples in Texas and across the country have the opportunity to be loving parents, by ensuring that IVF is fully protected at the federal level.”

Read the full text of the bill here.

ICYMI: Senators Britt and Cruz authored a joint op-ed in the Wall Street Journal regarding the IVF Protection Act.