Families Are Losing Access to IVF Because of Donald Trump

Feb 23, 2024

Families Are Losing Access to IVF Because of Donald Trump

MADISON, Wis. — Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund released the following statement on the Alabama Supreme Court ruling restricting access to IVF, a direct result of Trump’s MAGA, anti-freedom agenda:

“As Wisconsinites watch families in Alabama lose access to IVF in horror, there is one person responsible: Donald Trump. Make no mistake: Trump is responsible for all the chaos and the cruelty playing out as his attacks on reproductive rights rip away even more freedoms from women across the country. If they get the chance again, Trump and his MAGA allies will force their extreme agenda onto families in Wisconsin and nationwide. The future of our hard-won rights hangs in the balance in November, but time and time again Wisconsinites have made it clear: They won’t stand for Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans’ anti-freedom agenda, and they’re ready to reject it again in November.”

Because of Donald Trump’s role in overturning Roe v. Wade, multiple fertility clinics in Alabama have cut off families’ access to IVF services. Donald Trump wants to take his anti-freedom agenda nationwide:

  • Trump has bragged about restricting the reproductive freedom of millions of women, saying proudly that “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade.”
  • Mere days before the ruling, new reporting revealed Trump’s plans for a national abortion ban that would rip abortion rights from even more women across America.
  • Trump has long supported a nationwide abortion ban, even saying in a speech to his MAGA supporters that “there of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.”
  • Trump has even gone so far as to call for punishing women who have abortions.
  • Trump has claimed credit for every extreme abortion ban passed thanks to his role in overturning Roe v. Wade and said he was ‘proud’ to have terminated abortion rights.
  • And Trump’s close allies have plans to effectively ban abortion nationwide without the help of Congress. Trump’s allies could even attempt to prosecute doctors and patients for sending or receiving abortion medication in the mail.
  • According to a poll conducted by the firm of Trump’s own longtime advisor, 86% of voters support IVF.
  • Trump appointed an anti-IVF judge to a lifetime federal judicial appointmentHe even added her to a list of potential Supreme Court picks.
  • The Trump administration proposed a rule that would have allowed health care workers to refuse IVF to women who were single, LGBTQ+, or in an interfaith relationship.
  • Trump’s White House and campaign hosted the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who ruled to restrict access to IVF.
  • Trump’s Supreme Court appointee Amy Coney Barrett supported calls to protect life from fertilization and refused to answer questions about criminalizing IVF.
  • Trump and his extremist allies are already laying out plans for a nationwide abortion ban, attacks on same-sex marriage, and restrictions on contraception.