Trump Tells Alabama Republicans To Get Their Act Together On IVF | EUROtoday

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Former President Donald Trump stated Friday he “strongly support[s]” in vitro fertilization therapies “for couples who are trying to have a precious baby” after per week of turmoil and hypothesis over an Alabama court docket choice that categorized embryos as “children.”

“Today, I am calling on the Alabama Legislature to act quickly to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform.

The Republican front-runner likened his stance to that of “the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Americans, including the VAST MAJORITY of Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, and Pro-Life Americans.”

“Under my leadership, the Republican Party will always support the creation of strong, thriving, healthy American families. We want to make it easier for mothers and fathers to have babies, not harder!” he wrote.

“That includes supporting the availability of fertility treatments like IVF in every State in America,” Trump went on.

A call final week by the Alabama Supreme Court sparked widespread concern about entry to fertility therapies beneath a conservative authorities forward of the 2024 presidential election. In a case involving the unintended destruction of frozen embryos, the state’s excessive court docket issued a ruling that was riddled with references to Christian theology, siding with a pair that had sued for “wrongful death.”

The court docket decided that the state’s “Wrongful Death of a Minor Act is sweeping and unqualified,” and “applies to all children, born and unborn, without limitation.”

It raised alarming authorized questions on IVF because of the truth that the method doesn’t at all times result in the implantation of fertilized embryos. Clinics in Alabama abruptly halted IVF providers amid the confusion.

Democrats have seized on the choice of their pitch to voters.

Some outstanding Republicans had already expressed help for IVF, even earlier than Trump spoke out.

But the Alabama choice additionally shone a harsh highlight on the unsure actuality — and future — of reproductive well being care throughout the nation two years after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

President Joe Biden’s reelection marketing campaign argued that the IVF subject is a “direct result” of Trump’s presidency and Supreme Court appointments.

“Let’s be clear: Alabama families losing access to IVF is a direct result of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justices overturning Roe v. Wade,” Biden marketing campaign supervisor Julie Chávez Rodriguez stated in an announcement.

“Trump is responsible for 20 plus abortion bans, restrictions on women’s ability to decide if and when to grow a family, and attacks on contraception. He proudly overturned Roe, and brags about it on the campaign trail — as recently as last night.”

Trump’s prime challenger, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, declined to supply a powerful opinion when she acknowledged her personal IVF being pregnant however stated, earlier this week, “I think embryos, to me, are babies.”