Wednesday, January 20, 2010

UPDATE to yesterday's post

This is pissing me off beyond words. I may be looking to move to another state soon. HMM perhaps one that covers infertility. Here is an update to yesterday's post. Please if you are in Michigan please continue to email your Senators.


January 20, 2010 Update
The Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee voted today and passed all six of the bills listed below.  RESOLVE is determining next steps but we anticipate a vote in the Michigan Senate. We will need all Michigan residents to speak out against these bills!  Please check back to this site for further updates and email RESOLVE if you can assist in this effort at info@resolve.org.
Bill Information
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has learned of a series of bills -- Senate Bill Nos. 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, and 652 and House Bill Nos. 5131, 5132, 5133, 5134, 5130, and 5129 (the “Bills”) – pending in the Michigan state legislature that threaten the interests of infertility patients.  The Senate Bills are up for immediate hearing, and we urge residents of Michigan to let the legislators know that they oppose these Bills.
While the Bills purport to regulate stem cell research, they actually go much further:  they mandate vast, new Governmental surveillance of infertility patients and their treatment.  Under these bills, the Government would collect and publicize intimate information about infertility patients.  The Bills would unreasonably burden the treating physicians and would certainly raise the cost of medical treatments to have a baby.  They would also add so many conditions that few people could exercise their choice to donate surplus embryos to research.  For these reasons, RESOLVE opposes these Bills and urges that they be rejected.

6 comments:

Melis.sa said...

oh my god!!!!

Circus Princess said...

*sigh* That really stinks!

Andrea said...

politics frusterate me!

Sunny said...

How horrible. Do other states have laws like this, I wonder?

Another Dreamer said...

Damn Michigan politicians, what are they thinking?

Susie said...

Someone in the Georgia legislature introduced a couple of crazy bills like that in 2009 but they were defeated pretty quickly. I hope the same thing happens in Michigan!

By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting after Mel put me in her Friday Roundup. Everyone made me feel really welcome!