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Alabama passes law protecting IVF providers and patients — but questions about embryos remain

In Alabama, providers of in vitro fertilization are now resuming treatments after a new law passed Wednesday night granted IVF providers civil and criminal immunity from discarding or damaging embryos.

The bill comes after a Supreme Court’s ruling last month that stated frozen embryos are “extrauterine children” with a right to life.

We hear from Andrew Yeager, managing editor with WBHM in Alabama.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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