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On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court reversed a decision to dismiss a lawsuit, allowing a couple the right to sue a fertility clinic for the “wrongful death” of their frozen embryos, which were destroyed by a wandering patient who gained access to the freezer.

Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, a national pro-life organization, states:

This decision made by the Alabama Supreme Court affirms the scientific reality that a new human life begins at the moment of fertilization. Each person, from the tiniest embryo to an elder nearing the end of his life, has incalculable value that deserves and is guaranteed legal protection. This ruling, which involved a wrongful-death claim brought by parents against a fertility clinic that negligently caused the death of their children, rightly acknowledged the humanity of unborn children created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is an important step towards applying equal protection for all.

Chief Justice Parker concurred, writing that “each person … has a value that far exceeds the ability of human beings to calculate,” and that the Alabama Constitution “recognizes that this is true of unborn human life no less than it is of all other human life ― that even before birth, all human beings bear the image of God, and their lives cannot be destroyed without effacing His glory.”

Rose continued:

That basic moral truth is written on our hearts and backed up by basic science found in any reputable biology textbook. The United States Supreme Court should take notice. The federal Constitution’s 14th Amendment guarantees every person equal protection under the law—including preborn children. Laws that allow the homicide of children in the womb through abortion violence violate equal protection and are unconstitutional. The Alabama Supreme Court decision should be applauded and used as a model of honest and prudential jurisprudence nationwide.

Author: Press Release


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