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Senate GOP Group Urges Candidates to Support IVF

By    |   Friday, 23 February 2024 03:59 PM EST

The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday urged its political candidates to support in vitro fertilization following the controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling which declared that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law.

The ruling potentially exposes families and clinics to criminal charges or punitive damages.

"When responding to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, it is imperative that our candidates align with the public's overwhelming support for IVF and fertility treatments," NRSC Executive Director Jason Thielman wrote in a memo, obtained by news outlets.

"Clearly state your support for IVF and fertility-related services as blessings for those seeking to have children. Highlight the importance of these treatments in fulfilling the dreams of countless families to conceive.

"There are zero Republican Senate candidates who support efforts to restrict access to fertility treatments," Thielman wrote.

Former President Donald Trump in a Truth Social post declared his support for IVF treatment and called on Alabama lawmakers to preserve access to it. The state's largest hospital and at least two other providers paused IVF treatments as they scrambled to assess the ruling's impact.

"Like the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Americans, including the VAST MAJORITY of Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, and Pro-Life Americans, I strongly support the availability of IVF for couples who are trying to have a precious baby," he said in a post on Truth Social.

Democrats and left-leaning interest groups have banked on abortion rights as a major motivator for voters in the upcoming presidential election and fight for control of Congress.

They believe abortion can be a winning issue as the debate widens to include increasing concerns over miscarriage care, access to medication, access to emergency care, and now, IVF treatments.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday urged its political candidates to support in vitro fertilization following the controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling which declared that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law.
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