Today, I received a bulletin from ASRM alerting members to a case in Illinois. My understanding is that there are politicians fighting to prevent a doctor from opening up an IVF practice.
Here’s a letter from the opposing view.
My view is this. The couple is free to make their own choice regarding doing IVF or not. They are also free to express their opinion against IVF loud and clear.
However, I find it hard to stomach an outside third party (the city politicians) actually taking physical action to come between a doctor and his/her patients. If the doctor wishes to help the patients have babies via IVF and if the patients wish to have the doctor help them have a baby with IVF, what place do outsiders, who are not friends of the patients and not friends of the doctor, have in blocking them?