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Three clinics halt IVF treatment because embryos are now considered “children” in the state

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2024
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At least three providers of fertility healthcare in Alabama, including the largest healthcare provider in the state, have halted in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment following the state’s Supreme Court’s unprecedented ruling last week declaring that embryos have the same legal rights as children. The decision leaves LGBTQ+ couples, single people, and those who struggle with fertility issues with dwindling access to the most common method of assisted reproduction. Last Friday, the court ruled that state laws protecting “unborn children” also apply to those “located outside of a biological uterus.” The decision...

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