We are not even one month into the 115th Congress, and once again a Sanctity of Life bill (H.R. 586) has been introduced into the House. This bill gets introduced every year — we're going on 12 years now — but never gets passed. So, here's the thing: We now have a … Read More »
"Personhood" is a legal and legislative agenda led by the anti-choice movement in an effort to end abortion by assigning the rights of personhood status to fertilized embryos and eggs. However, by defining life at conception or fertilization, personhood threatens the practice of IVF, thus affecting any person who needs medical intervention — infertile, LGBT, and/or single — to become a parent.
Read more about this factually inaccurate and medically unsound movement and what you can do to protect IVF access for all Americans by opposing personhood legislation.
I know I've been writing about personhood a lot lately. It's an issue not only important to me as a woman, but as a member of the infertility community. In fact, it should be an issue to every member of the infertility community, because personhood directly impacts our ability to … Read More »
Folks, it is go time in Colorado and North Dakota. Personhood ballots in both states, with their vague, unscientific and definitions about when life begins, threaten the practice of IVF in both states. If Measure 1 passes in North Dakota, the state's sole fertility clinic … Read More »
This is your quarterly reminder that no: eggs, sperm, fertilized eggs, blastocysts, and/or embryos are not people. I know it seems like such a no-brainer at this point. I mean, I've only written about this twelve times since 2011. I get it, you don't have time to read. That's … Read More »
This is not my first post about the Duggars and I suspect it probably won't be the last, either. "I bet my mom wished she'd had infertility! I'm one of nine children." Someone actually said this to me, to my face, four years ago. I was in then-Senator Kerry's office at … Read More »
I have written a LOT about personhood in the last 48 hours. I'm still in the process of responding to a single comment from my first post Monday night - it's that long of a response. And in case you've missed it, here are the first two posts: The Great Big Lie About Personhood … Read More »
You may remember from our IVF project that was MISSION: Team Zoll #3 last year, that we transferred two embryos. They looked like this: Despite rising beta numbers that could have gone either way, only one of those two embryos implanted. And here I am, 23 weeks pregnant … Read More »
Just when you thought personhood legislation had quietly limped away in 2012, it's come back with a vengeance in 2013. There are two important legislative stories that have emerged over the course of today that I need to get you up to speed on... and then I need to talk … Read More »
Today, I blog for choice as part of NARAL's Blog for Choice Day on the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. According to a recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, most Americans under 30 don't even know what Roe v. Wade is about. I turn 31 in May, so I just … Read More »
For those playing along at home, Cycle Day 6 ultrasound and blood work updates/results will be posted at the very bottom of this post just as soon as I hear back from my clinic. I grew up watching Blossom. I had my own Blossom hat. In fact, here's proof: (That pic, FYI, … Read More »