Alabama Supreme Court declares frozen embryos children, say they have the same rights as the unborn

Feb 20, 2024 | Political News

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos created through the in vitro fertilization process are children and have the same rights as “unborn children.” 

This opinion was issued Friday in a case involving three couples suing a fertility clinic after one of the workers accidentally dropped a container of their embryos and destroyed them.

A circuit court judge originally threw out the case due to the embryos not being covered under Alabama’s “Wrongful Death of a Minor Act,” according to the Alabama Political Reporter.