In recent weeks, two leading organizations, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and RESOLVE The National Infertility Association, have thrown their support behind a new piece of legislation: Senate bill 965, The Family Act of 2011, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) of New York.
The bill proposes a tax credit of as much as 50 percent for out-of-pocket costs for some infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). RESOLVE’s Center for Infertility Justice is working to get as many senators as possible to co-sponsor the bill.
You can help by contacting your two U.S. senators and asking them to co-sponsor the bill, says RESOLVE. (Not sure who your senators are? Click here to find out, or use RESOLVE’s form. If you’re registered at the site it’ll automatically show your state’s Senate representatives.)
To learn more about the bill, read RESOLVE’s summary.