Murray proposes ending the ban on fertilization services for veterans

The Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvement Act, introduced by Murray, the chairwoman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, passed out of committee last month.

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During markup of S. 3313, committee members looked at Pentagon data, which showed that more than 1,800 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered pelvic fractures and genitourinary injuries that could affect their ability to reproduce. Many of the injures were caused by improvised explosive devices. 

Murray and Larsen’s bill would allow these service members to access IVF when they return home to receive healthcare at the VA.

Sens. Mark BegichMark BegichEx-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium Dem ex-lawmakers defend Schumer on Iran MORE (D-Alaska), Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiLawmakers push to elevate Cyber Command in Senate defense bill Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz The Trail 2016: Sanders who? MORE (D-Md.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi, Dems rush to defense of Wasserman Schultz Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Wisconsin by double digits Tea Party group ‘endorses’ Wasserman Schultz MORE (I-Vt.) and Jon TesterJon TesterIt's time we empower veterans with entrepreneurial skills Dem introduces bill to block new government hacking powers Our nation's drug problem is also a postal service problem MORE (D-Mont.) are co-sponsoring the bill.

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