Nikki Haley asserts that frozen embryos should be considered as babies, following Alabama decision | Health News

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley made comments in TV interviews on Wednesday that were interpreted as an endorsement of a controversial ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court. The ruling stated that frozen embryos should be considered children. This decision has caused concern in the field of reproductive medicine and led the University of Alabama at Birmingham to temporarily halt IVF treatments. Haley expressed her belief that embryos created through IVF are babies, stating that “Embryos, to me, are babies. When you talk about an embryo, you are talking about, to me, that’s a life.” However, she also clarified that she did not say she agreed with the Alabama ruling and emphasized that the goal is to always do what the parents want with their embryos. The ruling has caused confusion and concern in Alabama, with patients unsure about whether to proceed with IVF treatments and the University of Alabama at Birmingham pausing IVF treatments due to fear of prosecution and lawsuits. The White House and Vice President Kamala Harris have also expressed outrage at the ruling.

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