Alabama Supreme Court ruling on embryos creates possibility of legislators limiting fertility treatments, experts say

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  • Several Northeastern experts said Alabama’s decision to consider embryos children in a wrongful death suit could have ‘downstream’ effect on IVF.

By Erin Kayata

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos count as children in certain scenarios, a decision that Northeastern experts say could severely limit fertility treatments.

The ruling only concerns negligence cases that can be brought against fertility clinics when it comes to embryo destruction, but the concern now for IVF clinics is whether the accidental destruction of an embryo could set them up for liability or what their responsibility is for embryos that are frozen and left unused. 

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