Just last year we learned that rapper Remy Ma and her husband Papoose suffered a family tragedy when the femcee suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy – which occurs when an egg is fertilized inside the fallopian tubes rather than the womb – and then if that wasn’t bad enough, Remy Ma was later told that she would be unable to conceive again without the help of artificial insemination.
Despite the hefty price tag, Remy Ma and her rapper husband Papoose both have children from previous relationships but they have vowed to pay any price to start a family together. Upon her research, Remy Ma was shocked to learn that there is no funding for women who can’t afford the costly treatment.
Remy went on to say that, “I had women reaching out to me telling me their stories and I found out that 80 percent of women that have the same issue as me, can’t have children because they don’t have the financial means…”
“I was really confused because you can use Medicaid, or
other government funded programs like Planned Parenthood, to get an abortion, but there’s nothing [to financially assist] women who who would like to conceive.”
Remy has since said she would do anything in her power to ensure that women in her position can afford fertility treatment and has been “looking in to the process” of setting up a foundation to raise money for the cause.
She told ‘Entertainment Tonight’:
“I had so much empathy [for these women] because it didn’t even cross my mind when I was told how much it cost because I have it. I never thought ‘what if I didn’t have [the money]?’ Until I started meeting these women and hearing their stories. These are women who are perfectly healthy, they just have had an issue where they can’t conceive, and they just can’t afford it. I would like to do anything in my power to make sure that these women can have children.
“I’ve started looking into the process, seeing where I can get the funding from. So many women who have this issue, I don’t even know where to begin.”
I think this is an amazing thing Remy is doing for women!
By Monique C. Tillman