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Senate Republicans Keep IVF Protections From a Vote

GOP argues the Democratic bill isn't needed and back a more limited one

(Newser) - A Democratic attempt to codify protections for in vitro fertilization hit a Republican wall in the Senate on Thursday, with GOP opponents calling the measure unnecessary. "Why should we vote for a bill that fixes a nonexistent problem? There's not a problem," Sen. John Cornyn told reporters,...

IVF Condemnation Passes Southern Baptists' Vote

Measure barring women from all pastoral positions barely loses

(Newser) - Delegates to Southern Baptists' annual meeting voted Wednesday to oppose in vitro fertilization, a procedure the resolution calls "dehumanizing," as advocates cast IVF as the next battleground now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. The measure calls for Southern Baptists to support the right to life of...

Gay Couple Sues Over Denial of IVF Coverage in a First

Class action seeks reimbursement for thousands rejected for benefit by New York City

(Newser) - Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto had planned to have children for a decade, since before they were engaged. They decided to employ in vitro fertilization, in which an egg and sperm are combined in a lab. Next, they'd turn to an agency to find a surrogate who would have...

Suits: Clinic Destroyed Embryos, Implanted Them Anyway

Ovation Fertility cut corners, tried to trick couples into signing away claims, they allege

(Newser) - Eleven couples say a California fertility clinic destroyed their embryos but went ahead and implanted them anyway, according to a new lawsuit—the second of at least eight expected to be filed in the case, per the Guardian . Two couples sued Ovation Fertility in Newport Beach last week, alleging their...

Michigan Drops Nation's Only Paid Surrogacy Ban

New laws protect those using in vitro fertilization, also

(Newser) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed into law bills giving protections to the people of Michigan who want to use paid surrogacy and in vitro fertilization to expand their families. The "package of common sense" also will "ensure LGBTQ-plus parents are treated equally," the Democrat said, per...

In Alabama, a 'Political Earthquake,' Over Abortion, IVF

Democrat Marilyn Lands wins special election for state House seat, running on abortion and IVF

(Newser) - In vitro fertilization has now been granted protections in Alabama, after a controversial state Supreme Court ruling in February that declared embryos as children in the eyes of the law. Now, a Democrat in the deep-red state has been handed a "decisive victory" in a special election there, in...

IVF Will Resume in Alabama
IVF Will Resume
in Alabama

IVF Will Resume in Alabama

Lawmakers pass bill to protect it, which governor signs

(Newser) - Alabama moved quickly to protect in vitro fertilization following the controversial state Supreme Court ruling that declared embryos children in the eyes of the law. The decision resulted in several IVF clinics halting the procedure, but the GOP-dominated state legislature swiftly passed a bill aimed at granting IVF legal protection...

Republicans Block Senate Vote Safeguarding Access to IVF
GOP Senators Block IVF Vote

GOP Senators Block IVF Vote

Democratic bill puts pressure on Republicans who had criticized Alabama ruling

(Newser) - Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would protect access to in vitro fertilization, objecting to a vote on the issue Wednesday even after widespread backlash to a recent ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that threatens the practice. GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith objected to a request for a vote by...

Trump, Biden Weigh In on IVF
Trump, Biden
Weigh In on IVF
THE RUNDOWN

Trump, Biden Weigh In on IVF

Neither seems keen on Alabama Supreme Court's ruling as lawmakers there scramble for a 'fix'

(Newser) - Fallout continues in the wake of the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that embryos frozen during the in vitro fertilization process are to be considered people. The University of Alabama at Birmingham's health system was the first medical center to pause its IVF treatments after the court'...

GOP Has Itself Another 'Hot Potato' After IVF Ruling
GOP Has Itself Another
'Hot Potato' After IVF Ruling
THE RUNDOWN

GOP Has Itself Another 'Hot Potato' After IVF Ruling

Backlash against personhood ruling has begun; one hospital has already halted IVF treatments

(Newser) - On Monday, Alabama's Supreme Court ruled that embryos frozen via in vitro fertilization are to be considered children, in a case where IVF patients had sued after their embryos were accidentally destroyed at a fertility clinic. Critics are now warning of the "chilling effects" this ruling could have,...

Alabama's Top Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children

State supreme court ruling could have big impact on IVF

(Newser) - Alabama's top court on Monday issued a ruling that could have major consequences for in vitro fertilization. In its majority decision on a wrongful death lawsuit brought by IVF patients whose frozen embryos were destroyed when a patient accidentally dropped them on the ground after removing them from a...

Fertility Doc Accused of Using Own Sperm to Impregnate Patient

Woman says she would not have agreed to procedure had she known

(Newser) - A Maine woman is suing her former fertility doctor, alleging the former Harvard Medical School professor impregnated her using his own sperm instead of sperm from the donor he'd promised. Sarah Depoian says Dr. Merle Berger, one of the founders of Boston IVF, treated her in 1980 and said...

Couple: Fertility Clinic's Mistake Doomed Our Baby

Jason and Melissa Diaz's son has dangerous hereditary gene

(Newser) - Jason and Melissa Diaz chose to start a family using in vitro fertilization for a very specific, and very important, reason: to have genetic testing done and make sure Jason didn't pass along a deadly gene that caused him to develop a rare type of cancer that forced him...

Lawsuit: Oil Meant to Keep Embryos Safe Killed Them All

Complaint filed after Fujifilm Irvine Scientific recalls oil used in IVF process due to 'toxicity'

(Newser) - A mineral oil manufactured by Fujifilm Irvine Scientific is used during the delicate in vitro fertilization process, mainly to prevent evaporation during culturing so that the embryo doesn't dry up and die. A couple from Los Angeles, however, say the oil proved toxic to all of their embryos, and...

Suit: I Was Impregnated With Stranger's Embryo

Massachusetts couple sues New York Fertility Institute, where past mix-up occurred

(Newser) - A Massachusetts couple say they underwent several unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization before learning they were pregnant—with someone else's baby. The couple identified as Jane and John Doe are suing the New York Fertility Institute in the US Southern District Court of New York, claiming they had...

Woman Uncovers Unbelievable Story About Her OB-GYN

Morgan Hellquist alleges Dr. Morris Wortman is her biological father

(Newser) - When a police officer pulled Morgan Hellquist over for erratic driving, he immediately recognized she was upset and asked what was the matter. "Even if I tell you what's wrong, you're never going to believe me," she recalls saying. In a piece for the Rochester Democrat ...

She Was 50, He Nearly Was. They Decided to Get Pregnant

Akhil Sharma beautifully charts his journey to parenthood

(Newser) - There are many different paths to parenthood, and in an exquisite piece for the New Yorker , Akhil Sharma writes of his own. Sharma, an author and professor at Duke, grew up with a severely brain-damaged brother who was unable to talk or walk, a mother who made him feel worthless,...

Embryos Switched, 2 Women Give Birth to the Wrong Babies

The infants were swapped months later

(Newser) - Two California couples gave birth to each others' babies after a mix-up at a fertility clinic and spent months raising children that weren't theirs before swapping the infants, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles. Daphna Cardinale said she and her husband, Alexander, had immediate suspicions that...

15 Months After Olympian's Death, His Daughter Is Born

Alex Pullin's widow gave birth to Minnie Alex in Australia through IVF procedure

(Newser) - Fifteen months after the sudden death of Olympic gold medalist Alex "Chumpy" Pullin, his newborn daughter has arrived. The Australian snowboarder's widow, Ellidy Pullin, on Thursday announced the birth of Minnie Alex, conceived through in vitro fertilization. "Your Dad and I have been dreaming of you for...

'Emotionally Devastating' IVF Is Even More So for Single Women

Alicia Lombardini advocates in the 'NYT' to ease logistical, financial obstacles for moms on their own

(Newser) - Alicia Lombardini became a mother right before the pandemic hit, and she's now the proud mom of an 18-month-old son. But hers wasn't a typical or easy journey to motherhood, and she's hoping maybe someday it will be for single moms like herself, she writes in the...

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