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Doctors and patients are concerned new abortion bans could restrict IVF

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 14, 2013 file photo, an in vitro fertilization embryologist works on a petri dish at the Create Health fertility clinic in south London. Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time, it was announced Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. A bioethics law drafted by French President Emmanuel Macron's government includes language to expand who is eligible for procedures such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, or IVF. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)
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An in vitro fertilization embryologist works on a petri dish.

Even before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade there was a patchwork of laws across the country regarding in vitro fertilization. Now that the landmark ruling has been reversed, doctors and patients fear new laws could severely restrict or ban IVF.

In Ohio, a new bill has been introduced that would recognize “personhood” from the moment of conception.

Northern Kentucky University Chase Law School DeanJudith Daar has written an analysis looking at the potential implications for doctors and patients in a post-Roe world. She joins Cincinnati Edition, along with InVia Fertility Specialists Reproductive Endocrinologist Sigal Klipstein, MD.

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