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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled IVF embryos are children

podcast February 21, 2024


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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos created through IVF are babies kept alive in a cryogenic nursery while they awaited implantation. The ruling states that those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death. This decision puts back into national focus the question of when life begins and one that reproductive rights advocates say could have a chilling effect on infertility treatments and the hundreds of Alabamians who seek them each year.

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