Biden Goes Off Over ‘Outrageous and Unacceptable’ Court Ruling

( – President Joe Biden has spoken out against the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on frozen embryos, calling it “outrageous and unacceptable.” The president claimed the decision directly resulted from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and blamed it on former president Donald Trump. Alabama clinics have paused IVF treatments after the February 2024 ruling that classed frozen embryos as children because of the legal risks of freezing and discarding embryos now carries in the state.

This is the first time a court has given such human rights so soon after conception. Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Biden’s campaign manager, commented that the decision was only made possible by the anti-abortion ruling of Supreme Court justices under Trump and that MAGA Republicans inserted themselves into families’ most important decisions.

Vice-president Kamala Harris also criticized the ruling, pointing out the contradictory nature of a position against both terminating unwanted pregnancies and allowing couples to start families. This conflict was further highlighted among Christian pro-life groups in the state; Margaret Boyce, a Christian, had arranged an appointment for treatment before the ruling put her plans for a second child on hold. Boyce, who experienced fertility issues after having her first child, argued that God orders humans to “go forth and multiply” and defended the practice of IVF treatment. Rodney Miller, 46, had struggled to conceive with his wife for ten years and said the ruling was not a victory for the Christian Right.

Despite Biden’s claims, Trump has spoken against the decision and has declared his support for the right to receive IVF treatment. The 2024 presidential candidate said that the Alabama Supreme Court needs to find an immediate solution to protect the practice as he, along with several other Republicans, distanced themselves from the ruling. Trump claimed that he and the vast majority of Christians, conservatives, and Republicans supported the right to receive IVF treatment to create life. Jason Thielman, executive director of the National Republican Senate Committee, claimed that no Republican Senate candidates supported restricting access to IVF treatment.

Biden vowed to continue fighting for the reproductive rights of women. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, often displaying a more pragmatic position than Trump, said that she believes embryos are babies but did not explicitly state whether she agreed with the Alabama ruling. She did, however, stress that caution must be taken and that she had herself received medical assistance to conceive.

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