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How an Alabama ruling that embryos are children impacts IVF

Season 2024 Episode 53 | 7m 20s

A decision from the Alabama Supreme Court has alarmed doctors, patients and reproductive rights advocates. The court ruled that frozen embryos, created through in vitro fertilization, are legally children and thus protected. The designation of personhood could have significant repercussions for reproductive rights. Stephanie Sy discussed the questions raised by this ruling with Mary Ziegler.

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