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Kansas City couple concerned Missouri’s abortion ban will lead to prohibition of ‘in vitro fertilization’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo — New abortion bans are creating confusion and legal questions about the practice of discarding embryos as a part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.

During IVF, mature eggs are collected from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab.

Embryos with the best chances of survival are then transferred to a uterus. Not all IVF cycles are successful, which can lead to one or more of the embryos being discarded.

MJ Pratt and her husband, Josh Pratt, started their infertility journey in 2013.

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