DCCC memo: Vulnerable House Republicans are ‘all talk, no action’ on IVF after Alabama ruling

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DCCC memo: Vulnerable House Republicans are ‘all talk, no action’ on IVF after Alabama ruling:-WASHINGTON – An Following the contentious decision made by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos should be deemed children, the campaign arm of the House Democrats is going on the offensive against Republicans about in vitro fertilisation.

DCCC memo: Vulnerable House Republicans are ‘all talk, no action’ on IVF after Alabama ruling

A memo that was initially obtained with USA TODAY is currently being circulated by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In the memo, vulnerable House Republicans are criticised for being “all talk, no action” about in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and the committee promises to “make House Republicans’ blatant disrespect for women and families a defining campaign issue.”

The document takes aim at two resolutions that were introduced by Republicans in the House of Representatives and expressed support for continued access to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) as well as enhanced protections for the technique. This means that the resolutions, which are not legally binding, do not have any effect on federal legislation.

Within the document, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) referred to the initiatives as a “weak partisan stunt” that “does absolutely nothing to protect women and families seeking in vitro fertilisation treatment to start or grow their families.” The DCCC specifically singled out Republicans from swing districts who had signed on to the bills.

In response to the verdict “that has jeopardised access to in vitro fertilisation and other assisted reproductive technology,” Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, introduced one of these resolutions providing support for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) last week.

Representatives David Schweikert of Arizona, Don Bacon of Nebraska, Nick LaLota of New York, Anthony D’Esposito of New York, and Jen Kiggans of Virginia are emphasised in the message that was sent out by the DCCC. These representatives were co-sponsors of Mace’s motion. All of these lawmakers are believed to be among the most vulnerable members in the 2024 elections because they represent districts that were won by President Joe Biden in the election that took place in 2020 respectively.

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In addition, the letter criticises a rival non-binding resolution that was presented the previous week by Representatives Michelle Steel of California, Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon, and Juan Ciscomani of Arizona. All three of these representatives are Republicans and represent districts that were won by Bernie Sanders.

In the memo, it is said that “these fake moderates are attempting to use resolutions to distract voters from their true goal of policing women’s bodies.” On the other hand, the DCCC will not allow them to get away with it.

Immediately prior to the beginning of a vital election year, Republicans made a hasty effort to disassociate themselves from the decision that the Alabama Supreme Court made a month ago and rapidly expressed their support for the procedure. After former President Donald Trump made a request to the legislature to protect in vitro fertilisation (IVF), Alabama state lawmakers succeeded in passing legislation last week that protects the practice.

During a weekly news conference held the previous week, House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, stated that in vitro fertilisation (IVF) “needs to be readily available.” Johnson also stated that he could not “think of a single person in the Republican conference who disagrees with that statement.”

As the Republican Party continues to deal with the electoral damage that resulted from the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish the constitutional right to an abortion in 2022, Democrats have capitalised on the Alabama IVF verdict as part of their larger messaging offensive against Republicans on abortion and reproductive rights.

Last month, House Majority PAC, the largest super PAC for Democrats that focuses on House races, issued a memo in which it criticised Republicans who had signed on to the Life at Conception Act. This legislation, which was supported by the Republican Party, would have defined a human being as a human being “at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilisation.” Carveouts for in vitro fertilisation are not included in the bill.

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