The official Yes On 26 FAQ says that “Personhood would not end in-vitro fertilitization”. So why do we say it will?
The simple answer is that 26 imposes restrictions which will regulate IVF out of existence here in Mississippi, even if nothing ever says that “IVF is illegal”.
Yes On 26 says in an official list of discussion points:
If the amendment passes, human experimentation on embryos will end along with the practice of
freezing embryos. IVF labs will limit the number of egg(s) fertilized to the number of embryos
they are willing to transfer in a single cycle
The medical realities of IVF mean that these two restrictions would end physicians’ ability to perform IVF in Mississippi.
RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association strongly opposes Initiative 26 because of the unacceptable consequences for infertility treatment, as do the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.