in vitro fertilization

S4E14 – Do Human Embryos Have Rights?

This week I tackle the controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling on the topic of IVF and the rights of embryos. More specifically, I look at a brief history of the term ’embryo’ and ‘fetus’ and then consider Chief Justice Parker’s opinion in the case. What is a fetus and an embryo? Do embryos have rights?…

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The Alabama Supreme Court’s IVF Ruling

On February 20, 2024, The Alabama Supreme Court in the case James LePage, et al. v. The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Mobile Infirmary Association ruled in favor of the plaintiffs who suffered a loss of their frozen offspring as a result of an accident at a fertility clinic. The issue now is what happens…

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