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Alabama Passes Law Protecting IVF Providers from Prosecution

HeadlineMar 07, 2024

Alabama Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill protecting in vitro fertilization clinics and doctors from lawsuits and prosecution. Lawmakers scrambled to pass the legislation after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month that frozen embryos have the same rights as children, sending shockwaves through the medical community. At least three clinics suspended treatments in response to the ruling. Two of those said they will now resume treatment. Reproductive rights advocates cautioned the new law does not fully resolve the issue as it does not address whether a frozen embryo can be considered a child.

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