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Arizona Infertility Legislation: Kelly Damron Speaks Out

Update as of February 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm:

Unfortunately, Arizona passed the legislation today. It is my understanding that infertility advocates did make an impact and amendments are being made to at least one of the bills.

On February 14th, I wrote about pending legislation in Arizona that, if enacted, will infringe on infertility patients’ ability to obtain infertility treatment:

Arizona Infertility Patients’ Rights In Immediate Peril

Kelly Damron is a tireless advocate for the infertility cause. She writes Twin Peas Blog and Podcast and was just interviewed regarding this issue. The video clip is below.

Please note: for those readers affected by infertility, there are children pictured in this video.

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1 Kelly DNo Gravatar { 02.16.10 at 5:13 pm }

Thank you for helping us get the word out about these terrible bills that will impact family building in the state of Arizona. I’m so glad you are on my side!
.-= Kelly D´s last blog ..AZ Infertility Patients Rights at Risk – Immediate Action Needed =-.

2 DianeNo Gravatar { 02.16.10 at 5:31 pm }

Thank you very much for speaking out, Kelly! I can only get pregnant through IVF, and I have not yet made the decision to do it or not do it, but I want the option available to me.

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.16.10 at 6:05 pm }


It was my pleasure to post your interview. Thank you for advocating for the rights of infertility patients!


Thank you for speaking up about IVF. As you mentioned, this issue is not just a concern for those who have imminent plans to undergo IVF. Legislation like this, if passed, could spread to other geographical areas. It makes sense to keep the options currently available open to those who may wish to use infertility treatment in the future. IVF has been performed for decades. It troubles me that legislators are putting infertility patients’ rights in danger with such bills.



4 PoobaNo Gravatar { 02.17.10 at 1:05 am }

Thanks Jeanne! I’ll have to go check out Kelly’s blog.
.-= Pooba´s last blog ..D’oh! =-.

5 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.17.10 at 2:04 am }


Yes, Kelly Damron did many people proud today with her TV interview on behalf of infertility patients!! Tomorrow is the big day in Arizona. Cross your fingers, please!


P.S. The yellow RESOLVE badge on your blog points to the state page for Michigan. However, if you replace the link it points to now with this one (below), it’ll pick up Arizona, Michigan, and other states which RESOLVE has posted info on. (I purposely didn’t mention “Michigan” on that yellow badge knowing that there would likely be more states lining up to put infertility patients’ rights under siege. I wish my suspicion had been wrong)!

If you click below, you’ll get to the link for all states that have been or are being affected by proposed infertility-related legislation:

RESOLVE link regarding STATE legislation on infertility

Thanks, Pooba!

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