DCCC memo: Alabama ruling makes vulnerable House Republicans ‘all talk, no action’ on IVF

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Washington— The House Democrats’ campaign arm is attacking Republicans on in vitro fertilization after the Alabama Supreme Court’s controversial finding that frozen embryos are children.

The Democratic Congressional theme Committee is circulating a statement, first obtained with USA TODAY, criticizing vulnerable House Republicans for being “all talk, no action” on IVF and promising “to make House Republicans’ blatant disrespect for women and families a defining campaign

The document criticizes two House GOP resolutions introduced last week supporting IVF access and enhanced protections. Non-binding resolutions do not affect federal law.
The memo from the DCCC called the measures a “weak partisan stunt” that “does absolutely nothing to protect women and families seeking in vitro fertilization treatment to start or grow their families,” citing swing-district Republicans who supported them.

Last Monday, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., sponsored a resolution supporting IVF in light of the verdict “that has jeopardized access to in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technology.”GOP Senators Say They Support IVF—Just Not a Federal Law to Secure It | The New Republic

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The DCCC email highlights Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Nick LaLota, R-N.Y., Anthony D’Esposito, R-N.Y., and Jen Kiggans, R-Va., who co-sponsored Mace’s motion. These congressmen represent districts President Joe Biden won in 2020 and are considered vulnerable in 2024.
A competing, non-binding resolution presented last week by Republicans Reps. Michelle Steel, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, and Juan Ciscomani, representing Biden-won districts, is also criticized in the document.

“These fake moderates are attempting to use resolutions to distract voters from their true goal of policing women’s bodies,” the letter says. “But the DCCC won’t let them get away with it.”
Republicans rapidly distanced themselves from the Alabama Supreme Court’s verdict last month and proclaimed their support for the process ahead of a pivotal election year. After former President Donald Trump requested protections for IVF, Alabama lawmakers passed legislation last week.

Last week at a weekly news conference, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said IVF “needs to be readily available” and he could not “think of a single person in the Republican conference who disagrees with that statement.”

Democrats have used the Alabama IVF case to attack Republicans on abortion and reproductive rights as the GOP struggles with political ramifications after the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion in 2022.

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Last month, House Majority PAC, Democrats’ largest super PAC focused on House races, released a memo criticizing Republicans who supported the Life at Conception Act, which would have defined humans as humans “at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization.” The measure has no IVF exemptions.

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