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The Future of IVF Post-Roe

Abortion access isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.


Episode Notes

As the country waits to see whether the Supreme Court will overturn Roe. v Wade, fertility doctors are sounding the alarm about what that could mean for the future of procedures like in vitro fertilization.

Dr. Natalie Crawford, OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas.
• Emily, an IVF patient in West Virginia. Emily asked Slate to withhold her last name so she could speak freely about her fertility treatments.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Anna Rubanova, and Sam Kim.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.