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Georgia’s on-again, off-again abortion restrictions create doubt for future of fertility treatments

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On Friday, Zach Binney, an assistant professor at Emory University’s Oxford College, brought his work stuff to the temple where his six-month old son Jacob goes to daycare. He spent the day working in the temple library instead of his office so he could spend 20 minutes with the baby during midday Shabbat services.

“I love that kid,” he said. “I’m so, so excited that we were able to finally have him. And I’m so happy for my wife as well. This was one of her lifelong dreams. I wanted to do everything that we possibly could to make that happen for her, for us. It took a lot more than we anticipated, but we got it done. And I could not be happier.”

Little Jacob came into the world after his parents’ five-year struggle with infertility.

“They did pretty much everything under the sun that you can imagine, and they never really found much wrong with my wife,” Binney said. “My tests – I’m very open about this, I think it’s really important, especially for men to talk about this – my results were always, if you were grading them, they’d be about a C or a D. So all the doctors kept telling me, you should be able to have kids naturally, we’re not seeing anything here that would prohibit it, but we kept trying, and it kept failing.

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