Texas Governor Announces Support Over IVF

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(TargetLiberty.org) – The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that even frozen embryos should be considered human beings, which would essentially mean that anyone who discards them could be held liable for wrongful death. 

On Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated to CNN’s “State of the Union” that he supported in vitro fertilization. However, he had not called for the law to protect access in Texas 

The ruling in Alabama resulted in many fertility clinics no longer offering IVF services. However, Abbott has claimed that he wanted to ensure that all people would have access to IVF. As he pointed out in his statement they were looking to make it easier for people to have children, not harder. This sentiment echoed former President Donald Trump’s previous remarks on the issue. 

Abbott pointed out that IVF was a process that was all about giving life to even more children and that the goal was to ensure that parents who would otherwise not be able to have a child, be given a chance to conceive and give birth to babies. 

In a statement, Trump claimed that the Alabama Legislature needed to quickly find a solution to ensure that people in the state would still be able to access IVF services. Because of the recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court, there are some families that have chosen to travel out of state to get access to IVF services. 

Abbott did not say anything about whether or not he would be working to pass a law in Texas that would protect the legality of IVF.

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