On the Supreme Court's Draft Opinion, May 2, 2022
From Day 1, our mission has been to help families conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy. But not all pregnancies are viable. The reality is that pregnancies, whether intended or unintended, wanted or unwanted, may necessitate a termination for medical or other reasons — and all individuals should have the ability to make the choice that is right for them.
We hear heartbreaking stories from families facing these difficult decisions all the time. Families who have struggled to get pregnant only to find out the pregnancy is nonviable. Women with ectopic pregnancies that could put their life at risk. Women who are pregnant and have been diagnosed with cancer and have to decide between their pregnancy or chemotherapy. Those who have other types of high risk pregnancies, including multiple gestation pregnancies (more than one fetus) that must consider reduction to improve viability.
Simply put, fertility, pregnancy, and terminations are all complex reproductive health issues. Thus, we stand by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on this issue and firmly believe all medical care decisions should be based on conversations between a patient and medical provider.
The Natalist Team