Fertility and Sterility, the voice of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, has blasted President Trump’s nominee [and as of October 26, confirmed Justice] for the US Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett.

“In the 70-year history of Fertility and Sterility, there has never been a statement published on the seating of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. We feel that with the vacancy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the Supreme Court, women’s constitutional rights are in jeopardy. The nomination of the justice under consideration is of such peril that we write these words of grave concern today.”

“Our distress in the specter of Barrett’s future repeal of legislature surrounding reproductive choice derives from her public record of elevating her own personal beliefs regarding human reproduction over science, a devastating threat to women’s liberty and reproductive choice.”

The ASRM fears that ACB could put its members out of business in a huge and growing market. The industry is estimated to be worth US$25 billion globally and it could grow to $41 billion by 2026.

Although Judge Barrett refused to answer questions about IVF, abortion and contraception during her confirmation hearings in the Senate, her critics point to the fact that she signed an advertisement in 2006 which opposed “abortion on demand” and defended “the right to life from fertilization to the end of natural life.”

Full story at Bioedge.com.