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Republicans are rushing to defend IVF. The anti-abortion movement hopes to change their minds

Posted on AllSides April 1st, 2024
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Abortion, IVF, Republican Party
Michael Wyke/AP

Anti-abortion advocates worked for five decades to topple Roe v. Wade. They’re now laying the groundwork for a yearslong fight to curb in vitro fertilization.

Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month that frozen embryos are children, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups have been strategizing how to convince not just GOP officials but evangelicals broadly that they should have serious moral concerns about fertility treatments like IVF and that access to them should be curtailed.

In short, they want to re-run the Roe playbook.

They plan to appeal to evangelical...

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