Sen. Rick Scott and Rep. Kat Cammack Introduce Resolution Supporting IVF

March 6, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate expressing support for Americans who are starting and growing families through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Representative Kat Cammack (FL-3) is leading the resolution in the House of Representatives.


Senator Rick Scott said, “IVF is a wonderful thing that enables so many Americans struggling with infertility to have children and start a family. I have friends and family members who have used IVF and so do countless Floridians and Americans. While IVF remains available in all 50 states, I believe it is important for the Senate to make clear our unwavering support for current and aspiring parents using IVF to start and grow their families. I am proud to lead this resolution in the Senate and glad to have Representative Kat Cammack’s support in the House of Representatives.”


Representative Kat Cammack said, “There is nothing more pro-life than helping women start and raise families. IVF has done just that for decades, allowing thousands of American couples to become parents and experience the joys of raising children. I’m proud to lead this resolution in the House that supports women, families, children, and states’ rights. Thank you to my friend and colleague Senator Scott for his leadership and support for IVF and American families.”


Read the text of the resolution below.


Whereas, in vitro fertilization (“IVF”) is a type of assisted reproductive technology developed and used for infertility treatment in adult women;


Whereas, the first successful birth of a child conceived through the IVF process occurred in 1978, and since that time, millions of children worldwide have been conceived using IVF;


Whereas, according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), more than 1,000,000 children have been born in the United States between 1987 and 2015 through the use of assisted reproductive technologies, including IVF; and


Whereas, according to the CDC, in the United States–

  1. about 1 in 5 women with no prior births are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying to conceive a child, leading to a diagnosis of infertility;
  2. about 1 in 4 women experiencing infertility have difficulty in carrying a pregnancy to term; and
  3. in 2021, more than 97,000 children were born using assisted reproductive technologies, including IVF;

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

1.       affirms the desire of parents trying to conceive a child to start or grow a family;

2.       expresses sympathy for the millions of parents experiencing infertility issues as they strive to start or grow a family, and recognizes the immense physical, emotional, and psychological toll of pursuing medical assistance for infertility, including in vitro fertilization; 

3.       cherishes the millions of children born through the use of medical assistance to overcome infertility, including through in vitro fertilization; 

4.       recognizes that medical assistance for infertility, including in vitro fertilization, is and remains legal in all States and territories in the United States;

5.       affirms that laws enacted by Congress should promote the sanctity of human life and support the development and growth of families in the United States;

6.       encourages further clinical research to improve outcomes for parents seeking medical assistance to overcome infertility as they strive to start or grow a family;  and 

7.       supports State legislative and regulatory actions to establish health, safety, and ethical standards for medical facilities offering assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization.