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Posted by: Marnee Beck at March 15, 2017 
Category: Infertility Advocacy 

Access to Care

Posted by: Barbara Collura at March 15, 2017
Category: Infertility Advocacy

What does “Access to Care” mean? At RESOLVE, we take Access to Care seriously. It’s not just a phrase or buzz words to us. It’s what guides our work each and every day. It’s a key strategic goal as set by our Board of Directors. It’s the lens under which we decide if RESOLVE is leading on an issue or not. And, it’s the most important thing our constituents have asked us to do. How do we know that? Because we asked you and you told us in a survey in 2015. Read more.

Barbara Collura

What does the future hold for people with infertility?

Posted by: Barbara Collura at November 16, 2015
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

Did you hear the news? Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic believe they are very close to being able to transfer a uterus into a woman who lacks one, allowing her to become pregnant. According to the New York Times, an estimated 50,000 women in the U.S. do not have a uterus, and presumably some of those 50,000 want to have a child.   Read more.

Barbara Collura

How Many People Have Infertility?

Posted by: Barbara Collura at July 8, 2014
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

How many people in the U.S. have infertility? Simple question, right? Well, it’s not so simple.  Each day we get asked this question by the media, our volunteers and advocates, legislators and others and we want to be sure what RESOLVE is stating is not only correct, but verifiable. So we’ve evaluated the statistics available from reliable sources and want to break them down for you. Read more.

Barbara Collura

The words we use…or don’t use…and what infertility has taught me

Posted by: Barbara Collura at March 18, 2014
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

Each day RESOLVE uses its Facebook page to post a question from the community, that is, our community. People who follow us, people who volunteer for us, and people who just want to connect with someone else going through the same journey. Read more.

Barbara Collura

Not very funny...really

Posted by: Barbara Collura at December 4, 2013
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

I like satire as well as the next person… who doesn’t love a good political cartoon or have a favorite Saturday Night Live skit?  Sometimes though, the satirist picks a focus that turns out to not be funny, and you are left with that feeling of… “Oh, that was mean, they shouldn’t have done that.” Read more.

Barbara Collura

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Remembers Robert G. Edwards: A true pioneer in treatment for infertility patients

Posted by Barbara Collura at April 10, 2013
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the President/CEO for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Robert G. Edwards, a British physiologist who won a Nobel Prize in 2010 for helping develop in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques, died on April 10 at the age of 87. Read more.

Telling Your Story – and Moving Mountains

Renee Whitely, RESOLVE Advocacy Committee Co-Chair

Posted by: Renee Whitley at March 2, 2012
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Renee Whitley is the co-chair of RESOLVE’s Advocacy Committee. She can be contacted at info@resolve.org.

For someone from the South, you would think I would know better than to stereotype people from other states. But I plead guilty. I have always thought of those hailing from Oklahoma as stoic folks, not easily given to tears. Read more.

Our Voice is Our Super Power 

Posted by: Rebecca Flick at February 28, 2012
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Rebecca Flick is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects at RESOLVE: The National Infertility Assocation. She can be contacted at rflick@resolve.org.

On February 22nd, I left my home in Leesburg, Virginia to travel about 2 ½ hours south to our state capital of Richmond to help coordinate RESOLVE’s testimony before the Committee on Health and Education about the impact on HB 1, Virginia’s Personhood Bill. Read more.

RESOLVE Storms Richmond 

Barbara Collura

Posted by Barbara Collura at February 17, 2012
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the Executive Director for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Our day started bright and early as we headed south towards Richmond, Virginia’s capital.  We weren’t sure what to expect of the day. We knew we had an important message to share, but we weren’t sure who was going to be there to hear it. Read more.

IVF becomes a topic on the campaign trail

Barbara Collura

Posted by Barbara Collura at January 30, 2012
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Barbara Collura is the Executive Director for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at bcollura@resolve.org or 703.556.7172.

Today, we’ve reached a new high in infertility awareness.  Did you see it?  Perhaps you heard it yourself or read about it in today’s paper.  Ladies and gentlemen…mark this date on your calendar: Presidential candidates are talking about in vitro fertilization!  One of them actually addressed IVF on the campaign trail.  Hallelujah!  We can close our doors, take down the website, and put this cruel disease behind us.  Awareness has reached people who may hold the highest office in this land.  What more could we ask for? Read more.

Become a Project PROTECT Volunteer Today!

Posted by: Bernadette Hunton at November 30, 2011
Category: Infertility Advocacy
Bernadette Hunton is an attorney with the Maryland law firm Kollman and Saucier, P.A.. She is RESOLVE's National Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator.

RESOLVE is thrilled to announce the launch of Project PROTECT! Aptly named, Project PROTECT’s goal is to Preserve Reasonable Options To Effective Childbearing Treatment through state advocacy efforts. Become a Project PROTECT volunteer today, and together we can stop any piece of anti-family legislation wherever it may strike. Read more

RESOLVE Launches New Blog for the Center for Infertility Justice

Barbara Collura

 

Posted by Barbara Collura at October 13, 2011
Barbara Collura is the Executive Director for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Welcome to the new Blog for the Center for Infertility Justice! We are thrilled to be launching this new blog and hope you come back and visit often. 

Our goal with this blog is to update you on federal and state legislation, policy issues, research, and news that is important to the entire infertility community. We know of no other blog that exists for the sole purpose of examining the legislative and policy issues impacting our community today.  For many years RESOLVE has served as the key patient organization in the U.S. working to improve access to care for all family building options.  In the past few years, RESOLVE has been the leader in fighting anti-family legislation in any state that introduces it.    And today, we are working to pass the Family Act of 2011 in Congress.  We are also tracking the progress of the Essential Health Benefits package and fighting dangerous ballot initiatives such as Initiative 26 in Mississippi. Read post.

 

 

 

 

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