Over the past year, family/friends/strangers have often said, I wish there was something I could do to help you. Well, there is. I’ve provided a link to a RESOLVE webpage. It provides sample letters, and links to the webpage to get the addresses of the members of Congress in your area. You can call, you can write, you can email. If I know you in the real world, I’m begging you to please follow through on this. If you’re here visiting from ICLW, well I’ve read a lot of blogs and I’m pretty sure WE ARE ALL BROKE! You have the chance to do something about it.
I’ve been working on my letter, because this has affected me personally. No form letters here! I’m sure some people think… you have your embryos, this doesn’t matter to you. No! This does. We have embryos, but there is no guarantee this is going to work. We still have a very long expensive road ahead of us. I cant begin to tell you how sickening it is that my insurance will cover an abortion, it will cover rehab for a heroin addiction that I don’t have, but it wont cover infertility treatment for a married couple with known medical conditions that inhibit their ability to have a child.
For the record, for those who may not fully understand how expensive and financially devastating this can be, we would have reached our lifetime maximum amount after just one failed attempt at IVF.