“Outrageous” that Alabama court considers frozen embryos to be “children”: Biden

The President of the United States, Joe Biden criticized the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that considers frozen embryos to be “children.”a decision that led to fertilization clinics in vitro of the state to interrupt its operations.

Two clinics have announced breaks in statements, and there are reports that a third party will follow suit. The decision exposes her to a wrongful death lawsuit

“The disregard for women’s ability to make these decisions for themselves and their families is outrageous and unacceptable,” Biden said in a statement.

These breaks come days after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that originated in filed a lawsuit against a fertility clinic under the southern state’s Wrongful Death of a Child Act of 1872.

The lawsuit was filed by three couples whose frozen embryos were destroyed by a patient who “managed to get in” in a cryogenic room where they were stored and accidentally dropped several of them on the floor.

A lower court ruled that the embryos could not be defined as a “person” or “child” and dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit.

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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos must be considered children under state law. The Judgment arising from two wrongful death lawsuits filed by couples whose embryos were destroyed in a fertility clinic accident could have a profound impact on fertility treatments in the state.

“Unborn children are ‘children’ … with no exceptions based on developmental stage, physical location, or other ancillary characteristics,” Justice Jay Mitchell wrote in the all-Republican court’s majority decision Friday.

Alabama is one of two dozen States that have banned or restricted access to abortion following the Supreme Court ruling of the United States of 2022, which nullified the constitutional right to a trial.

“Make no mistake: This is a direct result of the decision in Roe v. Wade,” Biden said.

This ruling sparked concern among the medical community and critics. who fear that it could have a negative impact on fertility treatments and embryo freezing, was previously considered property.

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With information from AFP.

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