After Roe, uncharted territory for fertility doctors and their patients

August 19, 2022
An embryologist works on a petri dish at the Create Health fertility clinic in south London on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2013.An embryologist works on a petri dish at the Create Health fertility clinic in south London on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2013.Sang Tan/AP Photo
An embryologist works on a petri dish at a fertility clinic.

The Supreme Court's abortion decision in Dobbs v. Jackson raises questions for fertility doctors and their patients. What is the legal status of eggs fertilized in-vitro? And of embryos? Colorado law makes it clear that no rights are conferred upon fertilized eggs or embryos, but the answer is less clear in other states. Reproductive endocrinologists at practices in Colorado say they've been fielding calls from places that have or are considering restricting access to abortion. We speak with Dr. Eric Surrey from CCRM Fertility in Lone Tree.