Fertility Network and IVF Babble would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has added their signature to our petition calling for fair access to NHS fertility treatment and an end to the IVF postcode lottery. We couldn’t have done this without you – thank you for sharing your screams for IVF, signing the petition, attending the rally outside Westminster and sharing your stories about how being denied medical help for infertility affects you.
Commenting on the news, Fertility Network’s chief executive Aileen Feeney said: “Gathering 100,000 signatures, in such a short space of time, is an enormous achievement and demonstrates the overwhelming public support to end the unethical and unfair IVF postcode lottery and create an equitable system for access to NHS fertility services in the UK. We are stronger together.
These 100,000 signatures represent the screams of pain and frustration from not being able to have a child without medical help – and not having your screams heard. The screams of childbirth are loud, but the screams of infertility are just as loud and today they are finally being heard.
In the face of this overwhelming public pressure, Fertility Network and IVF Babble are now calling urgently on the Government to debate in Westminster the issue of fair access to NHS fertility treatment”.
Tracey, co founder of IVFbabble.com: "This is such an epic achievement and we are both absolutely overwhelmed by support towards the campaign. We have worked together as a community to fight what is a total injustice when it comes to the most natural process known to humanity - having a family. We thank each and everyone of you for your unyielding support. The next exciting step is getting it debated in parliament and we look forward to that day being soon."
We wanted to let you know that we will be delivering the signatures to 10 Downing Street tomorrow!! To follow the journey and to keep up to date with the campaign’s progress, you can sign up to the IVF Babble newsletter. Link below.
Thank you so, so much again for all your incredible support! Now let's force the Government to review this!