Republican Senate candidates rush to defend IVF after Alabama ruling (Yahoo!)


    Republican Senate candidates rush to defend IVF after Alabama ruling – By Bridget Bowman and Henry J. Gomez and Natasha Korecki and Alexandra Marquez and Frank Thorp V and Zoë Richards (NBC News) / Feb 23, 2024

    A growing number of Republican candidates for Senate are defending in vitro fertilization treatment after a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court last week threatened to curtail access to the treatment.

    While most Republican lawmakers have remained largely silent on the issue, GOP Senate candidates issued a wave of statements in defense of the treatment on Friday, the same day Trump urged the Alabama legislature to nullify the ruling’s effects.

    Nevada Senate GOP candidate Sam Brown referred to IVF as “a blessing” for many families, Tim Sheehy, who is running for Senate in Montana, called it “a path for families to grow and thrive,” Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dave McCormick, lauded the treatment as “a ray of hope,” and Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake praised it “extremely important” for helping countless people become parents.

    Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who is hoping to flip outgoing Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin’s seat in his home state, wrote on X on Friday that IVF helped many Americans become parents “and government should never stand in the way of that.”



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