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IVF made motherhood possible for these Minnesotans. They want to protect it for others.

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After the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, infertility patients and providers worry new restrictions could emerge. They hope Minnesota can remain a health care island as it is for abortion.

Meta Getman heard the news out of Alabama and, suddenly, she was right back in it.

Getman and her husband had spent more than three years struggling with infertility — including four rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI), three rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a six-month pause to weigh next steps — before eventually opting to conceive through IVF using donor eggs.

Their twin daughters are now 7 years old, and their family is complete. But for people across the country whose hopes for such a future hinge on IVF, the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that embryos should be considered children — and the resulting legal implications for clinics that store patients’ frozen embryos — threw everything into question.

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