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Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Groups representing Alabama doctors and hospitals are urging the state Supreme Court to revisit a decision equating frozen embryos to children. The Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Hospital Association filed a brief Friday supporting a rehearing request in the case. Courts do not often grant such requests. But the organizations argued that the decision is having sweeping consequences as fertility clinics pause IVF services. Last month Alabama justices said three couples could pursue wrongful death lawsuits for their “extrauterine children” after their frozen embryos were destroyed in an accident at a storage facility.

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