SPECIAL | Alabama's controversial IVF ruling means that embryos are children

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Feb 28 2024 • 12 mins

The ethical and legal issues of IVF, or in vitro fertilization, are complicated. For many, IVF is more than a medical procedure; it's about the profound desire for parenthood. Each year, IVF contributes to around 100,000 births nationwide. In a recent decision, the Alabama Supreme Court described embryos as, "embryonic children...kept alive in a cryogenic nursery.” In other words, frozen embryos are children. Lindsay Heller, an IVF mom and partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP in New Jersey, joins us to discuss how this decision might impact IVF patients and providers across the country.


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