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Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Ban IVF

HeadlineJun 13, 2024

The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to oppose in vitro fertilization. A statement approved Wednesday by delegates to the church’s annual meeting in Indianapolis calls on Southern Baptists to “reaffirm the unconditional value and right to life of every human being, including those in an embryonic stage.” Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with nearly 13 million members. Their opposition to IVF comes just months after Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos have the same rights as children.

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