SCOTUS draft ruling leaked –– Roe vs Wade overturned

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“We are saddened that this will impact our patients’ attempt to have a baby through IVF, but we must evaluate the potential that our patients and our physicians could be prosecuted criminally or face punitive damages for following the standard of care for IVF treatments,” UAB said a statement to media. The statement noted that egg retrieval would continue but that egg fertilization and embryo development are now paused.

Production of extra embryos is a normal part of IVF treatment for several reasons. Most notably, not all embryos will be viable, implant in a uterus, and lead to a live birth. So, creating as many embryos as possible is a common strategy to ensure that people who wish to conceive have the best chance of doing so. Embryos can also be screened for genetic conditions, allowing only the healthiest to be implanted, while those with debilitating or fatal abnormalities can be discarded.

But, the standard practices of IVF used for hundreds of thousands of patients each year were thrown into question and upheaval Friday when the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that all embryos, even those outside of a uterus or frozen in storage, are “children” under state law. Anyone who destroys them is liable under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, the court concluded. Chief Justice Tom Parker cited his religious beliefs and quoted the Bible to support the stance.

But the fear and confusion don’t end there. Health advocates worry more states will follow Alabama’s lead. And, if small clumps of cells gain personhood rights in more states, liability could spread to contraceptive use and people who suffer a miscarriage.

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Meanwhile, Trump is trying to act like he wasn’t a big part of the push down the slippery slope…

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" . . . in your quest, for the ULTIMATE JOY IN LIFE!"

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Senator Mike Azinger, R-Wood, cited religious grounds for believing that life begins at conception. “For one example: ‘Adam knew Eve, his wife, and she conceived.’ There, right there. ‘Adam knew his wife and she conceived.’ There it came.”

He said anyone with a religious background built on the Bible’s book of Genesis would be fine with the instruction.

Azinger continued by saying the theory of evolution has long been taught in science classes, “and that’s a quickly dying theory that many understand to be an absurdity.”

He said the video shows the miracle of the first instant of human life.

“Google it,: he said. “At the very nanosecond of conception, there’s a flash of light. When conception occurs in human beings — I believe it’s across the whole animal kingdom — at the second of conception, there’s a flash of light. That’s God telling us, I believe, that life begins there.”

(emphasis added)

Senators voted 27-6 in favor of the bill, which now goes to the House of Delegates.

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A Zinger?

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For that matter, his brain is full of goo.

He should read up on how long it takes a sperm enters an egg. It’s not instantaneous. He needs to tell us exactly when it becomes a child.

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The mental gymnastics that must be required to believe that they can’t be aborted in a pregnancy because it’s murder, but they can be destroyed in IVF because that’s just necessary…

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Do they have any mental activity to be able to do that?

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Under Texas law at the time, abortions after six weeks were illegal, but pregnant women are exempt from criminal prosecution. (Health care professionals who provide abortion procedures and medication, and others who help someone get an abortion, can still be liable.)

Ms. Gonzalez says in the lawsuit that the hospital employees reported her self-induced abortion to the district attorney’s office, in violation of federal privacy laws, though her lawsuit does not name them or the hospital as defendants.

The lawsuit says that neither the Starr County Sheriff’s Office nor the Rio Grande City Police Department performed an investigation with sufficient facts or circumstances surrounding the murder charge against her, and only relied on reports from the hospital. Ms. Gonzalez also accuses them of misleading the grand jury with false information to secure an indictment against her.

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https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2024-04-01/florida-justices-okay-an-abortion-amendment-and-trigger-

Getting a “Page Not Found” error.

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I think it’s here:

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Thanks.