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Post by to_have_fun08 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:11 pm

I am not for Georgia but would be appalled if this was trying to be passed in my state. Thought I would pass along this for those ladies that live in Georgia.



Please read the below information sent from my clininc and take a few mintues to stand up for us GA IVFer's by sending letters/faxes to these GA Committee members by clicking on the resolve link at the bottom of this message. Your help is greatly appreciated.

The Georgia Senate Health & Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on two bills: SB 169 and SB 204 this Thursday, March 5, at 9:00 AM in Room 450 of the State Capitol. At the hearing, the committee will hear testimony on the bills. Georgia Reproductive Specialists along with other Atlanta fertility clinics, RESOLVE and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) oppose both of the bills. The hearing is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend the hearing and send a letter to the Committee members before Thursday. To send a letter immediately, click link below.

Senate Bill 169 would restrict doctors' ability to perform IVF in accordance with best medical standards. Here are the key provisions:

* No more than 2 or 3 eggs could ever be fertilized in a cycle; if a woman produced more eggs, they still could not be used.
* Only 2 embryos could ever be transferred to the uterus, unless the woman is age 40 or over (then a max of 3).
* No extra embryos could be cryopreserved. If they are created, they have to be transferred.
* No financial relief, such as insurance coverage, is proposed to help with the added financial burden of using less effective treatment. Patients will still have to pay out of pocket for less effective treatment.
* Bans all financial compensation for donor gametes, such as egg donor, sperm donor, or embryo donation, which would reduce the pool of available donors in Georgia.


SB 204/HB388 is an embryo adoption bill. It would subject embryo donation to all the same provisions as required by law for adoption of a child. This would subject infertility patients needing an embryo donation to go through the judicial proceedings, home visits, and other procedures required for an adoption. We do not believe that such treatment is appropriate or needed for embryo donation.

If you care about open access to the best care possible to let the Committee members know before Thursday that you oppose these two bills. To send a letter or fax to the Committee, simply click here for a letter template that will be automatically sent to each of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee members. You can also call your state Senator even if they are not on the Committee and tell them you oppose these two bills.

Please be respectful in all communications to the elected officials and their staff. Please remember that rude communications work against our interests.

Thank you for taking action today and showing the Georgia Senate that you care about open and available access to care for the women and men diagnosed with infertility in the state of Georgia.

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Post by kerpupples » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:55 pm

This is all the fault of that damn octuplet mom and her irresponsible doctor. Shameful. Whoever drafted this bill clearly doesn't understand the science. Most women would never even make it to transfer with only 2 or 3 eggs fertilized, and I wouldn't have my little bug growing in my belly because FETs would be impossible.
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3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!

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Post by Molly23 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:17 pm

My doctor called the other day to change my appointment time. Turns out he was going to the capital to speak up against this bill. I agree they clearly don't understand the science and most of us would not even have a chance of having kids if this bill passed.
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Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:38 pm

I just get pissed to even think that they are trying to pass this bill.

Only 2 to 3 eggs can be fertilized. Heck how many times has a lady had 20 eggs fertilized and then only have 2 or 3 at the time of transfer.

People need to get educated on a subject before they try and pass laws.

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Post by Miracle08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:00 pm

Hi guys!!

I saw that this was trying to be passed. I totally agree, this is ridiculous!!!! I dont know how they can make a law on how many eggs you can retrieve, fert. or freeze.

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:03 pm

Looks like Missouri is also trying to pass a bill on how many can be transferred. This just sucks. I don't live in Missouri but that is where my RE is located. :cry:

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Post by Miracle08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:12 pm

I saw that about Missouri to. I saw it on Resolves website. I am so sorry. Can you look into other RE clinics??

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:15 pm

I'm in the St. Louis area, the closest clinics in IL would be around Chicago. 4 hrs away. Nothing is set in stone yet so hopefully these bills will not pass.

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Post by Miracle08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:17 pm

HOLY COW!!!!

I didnt realize that RE clinics are far and few...

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:39 pm

Actually, I think there is a clinic in Peoria, IL but that would still be 2.5 hrs away. In my area the clinics are centered around St. Louis and Chicago.

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Post by kerpupples » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:43 pm

If that stupid law passes I bet you'll see the St. Louis clinics moving their offices to the IL suburbs.

I just can't believe this. I left that nutjob Suleman a comment on her website about it.
Amy
Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!

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Post by Miracle08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:12 pm

Here in Florida we are lucky because you live close to a major city anywhere you live. Orlando is the closest RE for me, but I am driving 2 hours to go to Tampa. I dont care for the RE in orlando.

Keep your chin up...hopefully they will see how absurd this bill is.

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Post by Miracle08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 pm

OMG kerpupples!!! TOO FUNNY!! Nut job!!! I sent her an email too!!!

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:50 pm

Kerpupples you kill me - I think we all should send the nut job an email.

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Post by kerpupples » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:12 pm

I missed my calling as a comedian. ;)

Seriously though, she has to be completely mental. I feel really bad for her kiddos, and now this just yanks my chain that her bad decisions could affect people who can actually take care of their IVF babies.
Amy
Me: 39 DH: 41 Male Factor
3yo DD from FET
IVF PGD clinical trial, FET Jan 2012 Beta 1/14 447, Beta 1/16 1161 U/S 1/30 it's twins!
Graham and Audrey born 9/5/12. 37w4d, no NICU time!

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