To recognize Connecticut in all its glory, we celebrate National Connecticut Day. That means visions of bucolic scenes of cows grazing on gently undulating hills and lighthouses blinking in the slowly lifting fog, set on the outskirts of award-winning restaurants in dynamic and fun cities. Connecticut is best known for those types of views and settings.
Then there’s infertility.
Connecticut was also known for decades as the Insurance Capital of the World but has not been able to hold onto that title for almost as many years. However, with the passage of the first state fertility preservation bill signed and in effect in the US and one of the most encompassing infertility state mandates (amended in 2015 to remove the age restriction of the 2005 bill), perhaps it will instead be able to lay claim to the title of being a Champion to further the cause of reproductive autonomy (a term often used at RMACT).
Given that there is now a Federal Bill, “The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act” introduced on May 24, 2018 by Senator Cory Booker, from New Jersey and Connecticut’s very own Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, (the result of never ending dedicated work of Resolve: The National Infertility Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine) it’s fair to say Connecticut is more than holding its own in furthering the accessibility and ability for all people to build their families.
Today, we celebrate and honor Connecticut as the 5th state to have joined the United States. Help us make Connecticut the first state to have our Senators sign on to “The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act”.
It’s simple. Call Senator Richard Blumenthal at (860) 258-6940. Call Senator Christopher Murphy at (860) 549-8463.
Tell them this:
“I am a constituent. I live, am registered and vote in Connecticut. It’s important to me that you sign on to the S.2960 - Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act. I want you to understand my commitment to supporting those struggling with infertility so that they can have the appropriate medical care for reproductive disease and so they can build their families. Here is my email address, please let me know that you’ve received my request for your support."