Researchers are inching closer to creating human eggs and sperm in the lab that carry a full complement of anyone's DNA. It could revolutionize fertility treatment and raises huge ethical questions.
As more states outlaw abortion, some define human life as starting at fertilization. Some patients and health care workers worry that this could jeopardize in vitro fertilization treatments.
Only 15 states require insurance to cover in vitro fertilization, a pricey path to parenthood. But expensive procedures and drugs can lead to unexpected bills even for the fortunate who are insured.
Drawing from her own experience, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., says she fears Judge Amy Coney Barrett would oppose reproductive health techniques, including in vitro fertilization.