Jennifer Lopez has found herself under fire after telling Elle magazine she would never choose to undergo in vitro fertilization treatments: “I … believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”
Her comment has already received criticism from bloggers and IVF supporters. While I can see how the comment could be taken wrong, it doesn’t sound like she is condemning others for trying IVF, just making a personal choice. The American Fertility Association seems to agree, and issued the following statement:
“[Jennifer Lopez] has stated that she would never consider in-vitro fertilization as an option since she is a traditionalist,” an AFA rep said. “We at the American Fertility Association, support Jennifer Lopez’s right to not use in-vitro fertilization or any other form of assisted reproduction in the creation of her family, just as we also support another person’s right to use this same technology.”
What do you guys think? Should celebrities keep their personal feelings on such topics to themselves?