Reducing barriers to high-quality reproductive healthcare is our North Star at Kindbody, and as reproductive physicians it is our life’s work. We applaud the new legislation passed by Alabama lawmakers that protects doctors from doing in vitro fertilization (IVF) from legal liability if embryos they help to create are damaged or destroyed, opening the door for IVF to resume in that state. This legislation is an important step in ensuring individuals and couples have the access to the care they need to build the family of their dreams in Alabama and nationwide. 

On February 16, an Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling classified embryos as children and exposed doctors to legal liability, effectively halting IVF in that state. The two weeks that followed have been a living nightmare for doctors and patients in Alabama who were in the process of, or thinking about, building their family through IVF. Beyond Alabama, families all across the country fear their access to reproductive healthcare is at risk – and sadly, they are not mistaken. This is unacceptable. Every person should have the agency and the ability to access fertility care and advanced reproductive technologies if they want or need them. Everyone has the right to build the family of their dreams.

Kindbody was founded nearly six years ago to make access to reproductive healthcare available to everyone, not just a privileged few. While we are pleased with the recent decision, we remain fiercely vigilant that reproductive healthcare is under threat in this country. We will continue to closely monitor the regulatory landscape and will be prepared to act swiftly in the best interest of our patients, clients, and their employees. Our mission of making fertility and family-building care accessible for all has never been more critical than it is today. 

Dr. Angeline Beltsos, Chief Executive Physician

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Dr. Angie Beltsos
Dr. Angie Beltsos
Angeline N. Beltsos, MD is CEO, Clinical at Kindbody. Dr. Beltsos is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Prior to joining Kindbody, Dr. Beltsos was CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Vios Fertility Institute – a network of fertility clinics throughout Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit and Portland. Dr. Beltsos completed medical school at Michigan State University, and then went on to do her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loyola University in 1995. Following this, she completed a fellowship in REI at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, completed in 1997. She has received numerous awards and is a popular speaker, both nationally and internationally, and a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. Dr. Beltsos is the executive chairperson for the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International, an international conference of fertility experts. She continues to educate and mentor REI doctors and students of all stages of education and currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Division Director of the Wayne State Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division, and as Fellowship Director of the Wayne State Reproductive Endocrinology program.