Re: AIA's Letter To Good Morning America (we thought that you might like to read this)

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Posted by on July 06, 19100 at 01:10:38:

In Reply to: AIA's Letter To Good Morning America (we thought that you might like to read this) posted by Carolyn Berger on July 05, 19100 at 22:26:49:

: June 23, 2000

: Sarah Adler
: Producer
: Good Morning America
: 147 Columbus Ave.
: NY, NY 10023

: Dear Sarah:

: Thanks to you and "Good Morning America" for shedding a much needed spotlight
: on the issues involved in purchasing infertility medications over the
: Internet. It was a balanced, well thought out piece and a story that needed to be told.

: On behalf of The American Infertility Association I was, however, deeply
: troubled by Dr. Nancy Snyderman's comment implying that some people are just meant
: to be infertile. I cannot imagine such a comment being made about people
: suffering from any other disease. Are some people, for example, just meant to
: have cancer? Infertility is a disease like any other in the sense that it
: demands appropriate treatment and compassionate care. Dr. Snyderman's comment has
: caused anguish in a portion of the population that is already struggling with
: the medical, financial, and emotional demands of infertility, often without
: benefit of insurance coverage.

: Our membership appreciates your efforts to educate the public about the
: complex issues infertile people grapple with every day, and it is our hope that you
: will continue to expand your efforts in this area. We hope, too, that aside
: from educating the public about the facts and the issues, you will help build the
: awareness that infertility is a disease that deserves to be fought with all
: the science, technology, and compassion we can muster.
: Sincerely,

: Carolyn Berger
: AIA Chair

Great letter, Carolyn.


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