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Alabama Court Rules Frozen Embryos Made by IVF Are “Children”

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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that reads more like a theocrat’s sermon, the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday decided that frozen embryos — those created through in vitro fertilization — count as “children” under the state’s law. The court’s decision specifically permits three couples whose frozen embryos were accidentally destroyed in a Mobile, Alabama, reproductive clinic to sue the facility for wrongful death. The potential consequences in the state and beyond are wide-reaching, confirming concerns of reproductive rights activists that, with Roe v. Wade dismantled, the far-right judiciary would strike blows against all aspects of...

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