The overturning of Roe v. Wade has created great uncertainty for IVF doctors in the United States, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Although the Dobbs decision does not affect IVF directly, it returns responsibility for making laws about abortion to the states.

Since some states regard human life as beginning at conception, this places the US$8 billion IVF industry in an awkward position. IVF clinics regularly discard “surplus” embryos and hundreds of thousands are in frozen storage. According to the ASRM: Read more here.