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Suspension of IVF treatment, attempts to block presidential election issue as concerns grow about women’s reproductive rights

Biden “Fight for women’s freedom”… Supporters rally around the issue of reproductive rights

Former US President Trump

Former US President Trump

(Washington = Larose.VIP) Correspondent Kim Dong-hyun = As there were signs that the issue of women’s reproductive rights would emerge as a presidential election issue after the U.S. state of Alabama ruled that frozen embryos were “human,” former President Donald Trump took action to address the issue.

Former President Trump said on his social media on the 23rd (local time), “We want to make it easier for moms and dads to have babies, not harder,” adding, “This includes IVF (in vitro artificial insemination) in every state in the United States.” ), he said, including support to receive the same infertility treatment.

“I strongly support making IVF available to couples trying to have their precious children,” he said. “Today, I urge the Alabama Legislature to quickly find an immediate solution to ensure IVF remains available in Alabama.” He said.

“Republicans must always stand with the miracle of life and moms and dads and their beautiful babies,” he said. “IVF is an important part of that, and our great Republican Party will always stand with you as you seek to achieve the greatest joy in life. “He said.

Previously, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled on the 16th that unborn frozen embryos are also children and that if they are discarded, they must be held legally liable for wrongful death.

This ruling made it difficult to continue in Alabama the IVF procedure, which involves collecting a woman’s eggs, fertilizing them in a test tube, and then implanting the resulting embryos back into the uterus.

Typically, IVF creates multiple embryos to increase the chances of success, implants only some into the uterus, and stores the rest frozen in case the first attempt fails.

If a pregnancy was successful, frozen embryos were discarded, but it was pointed out that this ruling left open the possibility of punishing disposal as a crime, making IVF virtually impossible.

American medical staff observing embryos under a microscope

American medical staff observing embryos under a microscope

In fact, Bloomberg News reported that some infertility treatment centers in Alabama, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Mobile Hospital Reproductive Medical Center, stopped providing IVF procedures.

Some hospitals choose to fertilize only a small number of eggs to avoid discarding embryos, which reduces the chance of pregnancy and increases costs.

This situation caused great confusion for patients who were undergoing or planning IVF in Alabama, and some even looked into sending frozen embryos to other states.

Groups that advocate for reproductive rights, including a woman’s right to an abortion, immediately protested against this ruling and expressed concern that something similar could happen in other states.

The Biden administration and the Democratic Party will rally support by expanding the issue of women’s reproductive rights, which has emerged as a major issue since the conservative-dominant Supreme Court overturned the ‘Roe v. Wade’ ruling that recognized abortion as a constitutional right in 2022, to IVF. I set out to seize the opportunity.

In a statement the day before, President Biden said, “It is so shocking and unacceptable that women’s ability to make these decisions for themselves and their families is being ignored,” adding, “This is a direct result of the repeal of Roe v. Wade.” said.

“We are fighting for the freedom of women, their families, and the doctors who care for them,” he said. “We will not return the rights guaranteed by Roe v. Wade to every woman in every state through federal legislation.” “I won’t stop,” he said.

The Republican Party, which experienced defeat on the abortion issue in the 2022 midterm elections, is quite perplexed as to how to respond to this ruling.

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is competing with former President Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, said in an NBC News interview on the 21st, “To me, embryos are babies,” but explained in a CNN interview the very next day that she did not want to stop IVF treatment. did.

Some Republicans in the Alabama state legislature are already exploring ways to make IVF treatment available, according to the Associated Press.

State Senator Tim Melson, a Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would protect embryos implanted in the uterus while defining unimplanted embryos as “potential life” so that IVF services can continue to be provided in Alabama.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley campaigning in South Carolina

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley campaigning in South Carolina

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