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Donald Trump says he 'strongly' supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

His remarks are similar to those of his Republican opponent, Nikki Haley who also sided with IVF

By Web Desk
February 24, 2024
President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. — AFP
President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. — AFP

Donald Trump, former United States president and one of the two Republican candidates for the next presidential elections, has extended his support to women having kids through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in response to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that "embryos are children," CNN reported.

Trump urged Alabama lawmakers to "act quickly to find an immediate solution" to keep the procedure available in the state.

"Like the overwhelming majority of Americans, including the vast majority of Republican conservatives, Christians, and pro-life Americans, I strongly support the availability of IVF for couples who are trying to have a precious little, beautiful baby. I support it," the former president said in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

"And today I'm calling on the Alabama legislature to act quickly to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama. And I'm sure they're going to do that," he added.

His remarks are similar to those of his Republican opponent, Nikki Haley, who stated on Thursday that she disapproved of the decision and thought Alabama should "go back and look at the law".

Citing overwhelming public support for IVF access, the Senate (Grand Old Party) GOP campaign arm asked candidates to "clearly and concisely reject efforts by the government to restrict IVF" in a document released on Friday.

Alabama's Republican attorney general also said through his chief counsel that he had no intention of using the state Supreme Court decision "as a basis for prosecuting IVF families or providers."

Additionally, according to CNN, a bipartisan effort is currently being made in the Alabama Legislature to create "clarifying" legislation that would "protect" IVF treatments.