REPORT: State Bill Would Redefine ‘Infertility’ To Give Men Access to Pregnancy Treatments

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by FreeBeacon:

California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would redefine the inability of men to get pregnant as “infertility” and entitle them to insurance-covered fertility treatments.

The legislation, which passed in the Senate late last month and is about to be taken up by the Assembly, would require employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover in vitro fertilization, including implantation in pregnancy surrogates. Supporters of the legislation have touted it as an overdue step toward “fertility equality” for LGBT people.

Freshman state senator Caroline Menjivar (D.), who coauthored the bill with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D.), said: “It will ensure that queer couples no longer have to pay more out of pocket to start families than non-queer families. … This bill is critical to achieving full-lived equality for LGBTQ+ people, as well as advancing well-rounded and comprehensive health care for all Californians.”

The bill, S.B. 729, is described as part of a campaign by LGBT rights advocates that could escalate the national culture war over gender.  The Free Beacon explains:

The fertility insurance bill would expand the legal definition of infertility to include, “A person’s inability to reproduce either as an individual or with their partner without medical intervention.” Infertility would no longer be understood simply as a disease or medical condition but also as a “status,” such as being in a gay or lesbian relationship or being single.

Those objecting to the bill have been careful to only focus on the massive increase in insurance premiums that is surely to come as a result of the bill, and have avoided criticizing the intent of the legislation.

State senator Caroline Menjivar, a Democrat and a lesbian who co-sponsored the bill, has been very active on social media, with nearly all her posts on her official senator account being directed toward the LGBTQ community.

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