Imagine your children. Imagine your life with them. This should be especially easy if you have children. Imagine the changes they have made to your life and your heart. Imagine the joy they bring.
Now imagine that because of a medical condition either you or your spouse has – your children never existed. What difference would that make in your life? In your heart? Where would you be today without your children?
Now imagine there is medical treatment for your condition that would give you back your children. That would give life to your children. But imagine that the laws of the land make it, if not extremely difficult, actually impossible to get that medical treatment. Imagine that politicians, politicians who have children, who never struggled to have children, who do not realize the odds are many of their friends have struggled to have children, have decided that because of your medical condition you are unfit to bear children, that you do not value the life of a child enough to have them even though you are more than willing to sign away your entire life savings if it meant you could get the medical treatment that would allow you to have children.
Now stop imagining and realize that is exactly what politicians in Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Washington are doing right now.
These politicians do not value the life of the 5 MILLION people who are on this earth as a result of IVF, people who would only exist in the imagination of their parents if it were not for IVF and the surrounding research.
My children deserve to live in more than just my imagination.