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Alabama legislation protects IVF care, does not change embryo classification

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama legislators, on both sides of the aisle, are protecting family’s access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. New legislation in the Alabama House and Senate provides criminal and civil immunity to anyone offering IVF treatments in the state, but the bills do not change how the state classifies embryos. Neither bill even mentions the word “embryo.” In the wake of an Alabama Supreme Court decision saying embryos are considered children, clinics across the state halted IVF care. Now, the legislation is expected to give the...

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