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Ohio IVF patients feel attacked by abortion ban law, fear more pain coming for their families

Published by Ohio Capital Journal. Read the full article.

With a new General Assembly comes new legislative measures, and for those watching the battle over reproductive rights, that raises concerns.

Lancaster resident Melissa Hintz and her husband have strongly considered moving on from the state over fears that abortion bans or regulations could impact her family.

Moving on could mean finding a way to transfer embryos she and her husband have as part of their in-vitro fertilization journey to another state if regulations in Ohio start to affect them.

It took Hintz five years to successfully give birth to a baby boy, and those years of treatments for her infertility showed her how challenging and emotional the process can be.

“The whole process of being infertile, of going through infertility treatments; it takes over your life, it just feels exhausting,” Hintz told the OCJ.

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