As medical perils from abortion bans grow, so do opportunities for Democrats in a post-Roe world

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — For much of her life, Angela Crawford considered herself a fairly conservative Republican — and she voted that way. But then a wave of court rulings and Republican-led actions in states restricted abortion and later in vitro fertilization, the very procedure that had helped her conceive her daughter. Now, Crawford, 38, is … Read more

Republican lawmaker says Kentucky’s newly passed shield bill protects IVF services

[ad_1] FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky legislation shielding doctors and other health providers from criminal liability was written broadly enough to apply to in vitro fertilization services, a Republican lawmaker said Friday as the bill won final passage. The measure, which now goes to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, would accomplish what other bills sought to do … Read more

Judges limit North Carolina child support law requirement in IVF case involving same-sex couple

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. — Someone acting as a child’s parent can’t be ordered to pay child support in North Carolina unless the person is an actual parent or has formally agreed to provide such compensation, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in a case involving an unmarried same-sex couple. A divided three-judge panel reversed … Read more

Michigan will become the last US state to decriminalize surrogacy contracts

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. — Rachael Lang and her husband share the same last name as their biological daughter, but are not listed on her birth certificate. Instead, it bears the name of a surrogate who carried their daughter due to Lang’s past cancer diagnosis. Michigan’s ban on paid surrogacy contracts — the only state with … Read more

Bill shelved that sought changes to Iowa law outlining penalties for terminating a pregnancy

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — A bill that would have made changes to Iowa’s fetal homicide law has been shelved after a Senate Republican joined Democrats in voicing concerns about the potential impact on in vitro fertilization after an Alabama court found frozen embryos can be considered children. The Senate declined to consider the bill, … Read more

Alabama clinic resumes IVF treatments under new law shielding providers from liability

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At least one clinic in Alabama has resumed in vitro fertilization treatments after the governor signed a bill into law shielding providers from potential legal liability raised by a court ruling that equated frozen embryos to children. Alabama Fertility Specialists performed several embryo transfers Thursday, news outlets reported. Video from CBS … Read more

Iowa House OKs bill to criminalize death of an “unborn person” despite IVF concerns

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — Republicans in Iowa’s House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would criminalize the death of an “unborn person” — over Democrats’ concerns about how it might apply to in vitro fertilization, after an Alabama court found frozen embryos can be considered children. Iowa’s law currently outlines penalties for termination … Read more

Alabama lawmakers advance legislation to protect IVF providers after frozen embryo ruling

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers facing public pressure to restart in vitro fertilization services in the state advanced legislation to shield providers from the fallout of a court ruling that equated frozen embryos to children. Committees in the state Senate and House on Tuesday approved identical bills that would protect providers from lawsuits and … Read more

Alabama lawmakers advance legislation to protect IVF providers, with final approval still ahead

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers facing public pressure to restart in vitro fertilization services in the state advanced legislation Tuesday to shield providers from the fallout of a court ruling that equated frozen embryos to children. Committees in the state Senate and House approved identical bills that would protect providers from lawsuits and criminal … Read more

What to know about Alabama’s fast-tracked legislation to protect in vitro fertilization clinics

[ad_1] Alabama lawmakers are moving fast to approve measures this week to protect in vitro fertilization clinics from lawsuits in response to an uproar sparked by last month’s state Supreme Court ruling that found frozen embryos have the rights of children under the state’s wrongful death law. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, is expected to … Read more