How Alabama IVF ruling could cause political chaos for the GOP

February 22, 2024

Following the ruling, the University of Alabama at Birmingham health system announced it was halting its IVF procedures immediately over fear of lawsuits and prosecutions. “It certainly intersects badly with general election politics for Republicans,” Stan Barnes, former GOP Arizona state senator and political consultant, told Politico. We must pass my bill to protect IVF access for all.”Republicans have been warned about this long before the Alabama court decision. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit from IVF patients whose frozen embryos were destroyed after being dropped on the ground in December 2020. In a worst-case scenario, the ruling could mean there will be no IVF transfers in a state with a population of 5 million.