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Alabama IVF Ruling

You’ve likely heard about the Alabama Supreme Court deciding frozen embryos can be considered children under state law – and the ensuing discussion about the future legality of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the U.S.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Alabama Supreme Court’s decision denies people the freedom to decide if, when, and how to become parents—a direct consequence of personhood language embedded in state codes throughout
    the country.

  • So-called personhood laws were first passed to limit abortion, but they don’t stop there. Attacks on abortion cause ripples that harm all reproductive healthcare—including IVF and birth control.

  • If some politicians have their way, what has happened in Alabama could be the reality for millions more people across the country. At both the state and federal levels, personhood language continues to proliferate under the guise of supporting families and pregnant people.

  • The chaos created by this decision is heightened by uncertainty about how far this dangerous reasoning will be taken to limit our reproductive health decisions.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


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