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Patty Murray

Helping wounded vets start families

Helping wounded vets start families

The men and women in our armed forces go where our nation's leaders direct them, serve in difficult and often dangerous conditions and do so with admirable dedication and professionalism. As a nation, we owe them our freedom. When they are wounded serving their country, we have an obligation to care for them and to strive to make them whole again.

The ability to have a first child or grow their families can help severely wounded, often paralyzed veterans adapt and thrive in civilian life. However, Congress currently bans the Department of Veterans' Affairs from covering in vitro fertilization (IVF) costs, thus preventing veterans from accessing reproductive health professionals...