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Senate Republicans block bill on women’s right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forced a vote on the matter Thursday to drive an election-year contrast on reproductive care. But all but two Republicans voted against advancing the bill, ensuring that it only gained 48 votes — well short of the 60 votes needed. Instead, GOP senators offered their own, alternative legislation that would discourage states from enacting explicit bans on the treatment.

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