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Alabama Supreme Court Rules That Frozen Embryos Are ‘Children’

Alabama Supreme Court Rules That Frozen Embryos Are ‘Children’

In a theology-heavy ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court will allow a couple to sue for the “wrongful death” of their frozen embryos obtained through IVF.

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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that frozen embryos are children, which pro-choice rights groups have warned could have dangerous implications for fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization.

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday reversed Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Jill Parrish Phillips’ decision to dismiss a lawsuit in which a couple sued an Alabama fertility clinic and hospital for the “wrongful death” of their frozen embryos in a ruling that was riddled with theology. The couple’s frozen embryos were destroyed after a hospital patient who accessed the freezer that held the embryos dropped them on the floor. The ruling means that the couple can sue for wrongful death.

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