UAB pauses IVF after Supreme Court ruling

by ian

Alabama’s Supreme Court gave a historic ruling late last week that gave frozen embryos the same rights as children – and now the ripple effects have begun.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, or UAB has paused in vitro fertilization procedures in light of the ruling, due to fear of criminal prosecution and lawsuits. The school released a statement in which it said, “We must evaluate the potential that our patients and our physicians could be prosecuted criminally or face punitive damages.”

The court’s decision is receiving a ton of blowback as UAB may be the first of many facilities to take similar measures. But not all are criticizing the decision. Lila Rose of pro-life organization Live Action is celebrating the ruling.