Some truly disturbing news out of Mississippi this week as the state is poised to potentially ban IVF. A ballot initiative on November’s ticket could amend the state’s constitution to define embryos as persons – effectively outlawing some in-vitro practices.
While the goal of the personhood movement is to undermine Roe vs. Wade by legally changing the definition of what a person is, it will undoubtedly impact IVF too. We’ve discussed the gross disrespect to women’s health rights in this country many times on the blog – Nazca was even featured on The Huffington Post in a November 2008 piece about how that year’s election could affect the future of advanced reproduction technology. Three years later, the threat still looms.
Read more about the initiative in Michelle Goldberg’s article at The Daily Beast.