Cruz Introduces Bill Protecting IVF Nationwide

Cruz Introduces Bill Protecting IVF Nationwide

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
May 20, 2024

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Katie Britt (R-AL) introduced legislation to the upper chamber to preserve in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States. The bill, known as the IVF Protection Act, would require states to permit in vitro fertilization, but would not force “any person or organization to provide such services.”

The bill would make states ineligible from receiving Medicaid funding if they have banned IVF.

Sen. Cruz stated that IVF has provided “miraculous hope” to a lot of American citizens.

“IVF has given miraculous hope to millions of Americans, and it has given families across the country the gift of children,” said Sen. 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.”

Moreover, Sen. Britt said that this bill is “commonsense” and “pro-family.”

“I’m honored to join Senator Ted Cruz in introducing the IVF Protection Act,” said Sen. Britt. “IVF is pro-family, and I’m proud to strongly support continued nationwide access to this pathway to parenthood. As a mom, I know firsthand that there is no greater blessing than our children, and IVF helps families across America 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.”

Furthermore, Sen. Cruz recently reflected on his 12-year tenure in the United States Senate while looking forward to a third term in the upper chamber.

He must defeat Representative Colin Allred (D-TX) in order to retain his seat.

The Lone Star state senator insisted that his main priority has always been to serve the people of Texas through sponsoring policies to aid in their day-to-day lives.

“Look, it’s possible to walk and chew gum at the same time. I’ve been in the Senate for 12 years and from the very first day I arrived, my role was – number one – to lead the fight for the people of Texas. Now what does that mean? That means if there are bad policies that will hurt Texas, I’m proud to lead the fight against them. And that’s true whether those policies come from Barack Obama or Chuck Schumer or Joe Biden,” said Sen. Cruz.

He continued, “And we’ve seen policies after policies really harmful to Texas. Joe Biden’s chaotic, open border. Policies that undermine law enforcement, undermine police officers, release violent criminals. Policies that attack jobs, that attack small businesses, that attack energy. Policies that make it harder for working men and women to make ends meet. Policies that undermine free speech or religious liberty or the Second Amendment.”

In early April, a poll from the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation found that Cruz only had a five-point lead over Allred. However, the latest poll from YouGov – sponsored by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas – gives Cruz a 13-point advantage.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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