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."

Likely this will take less than 10 minutes. Thank you for making the calls today and celebrating Connecticut in a real and significant way.

Topics: Advocacy Day, featured, fertility advocate, mandate, CT, Connecticut

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for seven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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