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Abortion Ruling Clouds Future for In Vitro Fertility Patients
Patients are exploring moving their frozen embryos to ‘safer’ states, even as there’s no threat to them for now.
In recent days, Boston IVF, one of the country’s biggest fertility networks, has fielded calls from worried patients in abortion-ban states who are inquiring about moving their frozen embryos to a “safer” place.
“We’re hearing a lot of concern and fear from patients” that the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade could also affect fertility treatments, said Boston IVF’s CEO, David Stern.
Legal experts say the ruling doesn’t pose an immediate threat to in vitro fertilization, the nearly half-century-old technology that helps make possible about 2% of US births.