In unprecedented decision, Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are children. It could have chilling effects on IVF, critics say

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, Alabama’s Supreme Court said frozen embryos are children and those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death – a decision that puts back into national focus the question of when life begins and one that reproductive rights advocates say could have a chilling effect on infertility treatments and the hundreds of Alabamians who seek them each year.

And, critics say, the ruling could soon have consequences nationally as other states could attempt to define embryos as people. Already, one religious group is using the Alabama ruling as precedent in a Florida abortion rights case.

Embryo, the early developmental stage of an animal while it is in the egg or within the uterus of the mother. In humans the term is applied to the unborn child until the end of the seventh week following conception; from the eighth week the unborn child is called a fetus.

Looking at this ruling and then the definition of an embryo I have had to sit and unpack my opinion of this.

If an embryo is not a fetus, then it is not a human life by definition

Is this the work of the religious far right to define religion over science? It sure is. See below.

On the same day that Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker handed down an opinion declaring that fertilized frozen embryos are people, imperiling women’s access to in vitro fertilization treatments, he espoused support for a once-fringe philosophy that calls on evangelical Christians to reshape society based on their interpretation of the Bible.

On our show Davin’s Den, I usually take the position of the right-wing agenda and the policies thereof. I criticize the outrageous policies of the far left and the damage these policies do to our country.

I also I take things issue by issue and do not march blindly to my party. I have no problem calling out the far religious right and the damage that their policies will do to our country as well.

This decision should be overruled immediately. If this is what the chief justice based the ruling on, it violates the separation of church and state.

Also, an embryo is not a fetus and scientifically not a human life.

This ruling needs to be over turned as it will affect not only IVF procedures but stem cell research.

And when will the conservative party realize that even though the religious right is in their home court, they need to stop catering to their agenda especially in an election year. Didn’t the midterms teach them anything.

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