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The Hottest New Legal Theory: 'Loss Of Genetic Affinity' | Above the ...Karen and Mike Pence Struggled With Infertility. Shouldn't They Be More Empathetic Around Reproductive Freedom?Should the definition of infertility be more inclusive?Legislators seek overhaul of surrogacy lawsDems turn up heat on Rauner with bill to expand taxpayer-funded abortionsSecond Lady Karen Pence Opens Up About Her Struggles With InfertilitySecond Lady Karen Pence Opens Up About Her Struggles With InfertilityHawaii Bill Giving Equal Access to Fertility Treatment DiesNew working mom: It's tough to talk about infertility, but we should15 Infertility Myths That Screw With Your Head15 Infertility Myths That Screw With Your HeadShould the definition of infertility be more inclusive?5 things you need to know MondayWhen it comes to infertility coverage, same-sex couples have to prove itWhat your sexuality, age and location have to do with your IVF coverage

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Instead of Keeping Federal Funds From Abortion Providers, Missouri Rejects Them Altogether
GoverningApril 5, 2017

Federal law already prevents Medicaid from reimbursing providers for most abortions. Missouri's new measure rejects $8.3 million in federal funds for the women's health program, allowing the state to block state funds for other family planning services ...more »

Are Supplements Safe?
Men's HealthApril 7, 2017

By law, a supplement must contain at least one or a combination of the following: vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herb/botanical, or other dietary substance used by the body. But a growing number of supplements are spiked with prescription, banned, or ...more »

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The Hottest New Legal Theory: 'Loss Of Genetic Affinity' | Above the ...
Above the LawApril 26, 2017

A mix-up involving sperm samples spawns a fascinating new legal theory.more »

Karen and Mike Pence Struggled With Infertility. Shouldn't They Be More Empathetic Around Reproductive Freedom?
Slate Magazine (blog)April 26, 2017

Mike Pence and Karen Whitaker's courtship was a whirlwind. Nine months after they started dating, the future vice president hollowed out two loaves of bread to hold a small bottle of champagne and a ring box, and presented them to his girlfriend while ...more »

Should the definition of infertility be more inclusive?
Shreveport TimesApril 26, 2017

Nanette Elster, vice president of Spence and Elster, a Chicago law firm specializing in fertility law, said if a policy's coverage follows a medical definition of infertility, same-sex couples may be excluded by way of their biological makeup. But if ...more »

Legislators seek overhaul of surrogacy laws
Laredo Morning TimesApril 26, 2017

Juan and Heather Cruz battled infertility for seven years. ... Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, and his husband, David Sigal — with few options other than to seek a surrogate in another state where the law is more open or, at the very least, is silent on ...more »

Dems turn up heat on Rauner with bill to expand taxpayer-funded abortions
Chicago TribuneApril 26, 2017

Rauner's stance won praise from socially conservative groups who have been angered by some of his other actions, including his approval last year of a law that requires doctors who oppose abortion to refer patients to providers who will perform the ...more »

Second Lady Karen Pence Opens Up About Her Struggles With Infertility
The FederalistApril 25, 2017

Infertility remains stigmatized, so affected adults are unlikely to speak openly about their difficulties, even with family and friends. These are the Americans we keep in mind this week, as we mark National Infertility Awareness Week. After learning ...more »

Second Lady Karen Pence Opens Up About Her Struggles With Infertility
The FederalistApril 25, 2017

Infertility remains stigmatized, so affected adults are unlikely to speak openly about their difficulties, even with family and friends. These are the Americans we keep in mind this week, as we mark National Infertility Awareness Week. After learning ...more »

Hawaii Bill Giving Equal Access to Fertility Treatment Dies
41 NBC NewsApril 24, 2017

“I'm not certain that it's ready for prime time, considering that we have no surrogacy laws on the books in the state of Hawaii, and I believe we need to address ...more »

New working mom: It's tough to talk about infertility, but we should
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleApril 24, 2017

Medical intervention certainly gives couples with infertility a better chance of conceiving, but it doesn't guarantee a child. Fertility treatments needed to achieve pregnancy often are not covered by insurance. Laws vary by state and insurance ...more »

15 Infertility Myths That Screw With Your Head
The StirApril 24, 2017

But it can also help to arm yourself with facts, so that when your mother-in-law (or sister, or cousin, or anybody) tries to give you some ridiculous explanation for why you're having a hard time getting pregnant, you can do a little on-the-spot myth ...more »

15 Infertility Myths That Screw With Your Head
The StirApril 24, 2017

But it can also help to arm yourself with facts, so that when your mother-in-law (or sister, or cousin, or anybody) tries to give you some ridiculous explanation for why you're having a hard time getting pregnant, you can do a little on-the-spot myth ...more »

Should the definition of infertility be more inclusive?
9NEWS.comApril 24, 2017

Nanette Elster, vice president of Spence and Elster, a Chicago law firm specializing in fertility law, said if a policy's coverage follows a medical definition of infertility, same-sex couples may be excluded by way of their biological makeup. But if ...more »

5 things you need to know Monday
USA TODAYApril 24, 2017

Barack Obama is back in the public eye Monday with a few new stamps on his passport. The former president has taken at least three vacations since watching President Trump's inauguration (Palm Springs, Calif., the Caribbean and Polynesia). Obama will ...more »

When it comes to infertility coverage, same-sex couples have to prove it
USA TODAYApril 22, 2017

Nanette Elster, vice president of Spence and Elster, a Chicago law firm specializing in fertility law, said if a policy's coverage follows a medical definition of infertility, same-sex couples may be excluded by way of their biological makeup. But if ...more »

What your sexuality, age and location have to do with your IVF coverage
USA TODAYApril 22, 2017

The criteria used by some states and insurance companies remain a barrier for certain demographics, said Nanette Elster, vice president of Spence & Elster, a Chicago law firm specializing in fertility law. Some state statutes use phrases such as ...more »

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