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Roe v. Wade Overturn: What Happens Next

July 15, 2022

The recent news about the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has prompted many questions about the future of reproductive healthcare in the United States. While 13 states have “trigger laws” that automatically restrict or ban abortion, California is not one of them. Governor Gavin Newsom has publicly stated that California will continue to fight for reproductive rights. The ruling will not affect our operations at San Diego Fertility Center in any way.

That said, the wording or interpretation of some anti-abortion laws could limit assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF, in some states. We may also see restrictions on certain types of birth control. We share our community’s concern about how this could affect the quality and availability of fertility care in many parts of the country.

The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade will not affect our patients undergoing IVF, testing or discarding of their embryos, or receiving D&Cs or other care for ectopic pregnancies or miscarriage. Patients will continue to make their own choices as they build their families. We are fortunate to practice in a state that gives us the freedom to make medical decisions that focus on our patients’ health and safety above all else. Even in uncertain times, our commitment to our patients and the families we help build is unwavering.

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