Trump calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect IVF after court ruling

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Former President Donald Trump voiced support for in vitro fertilization Friday, urging the Alabama legislature to reverse the effects of a recent state Supreme Court ruling that led some clinics to pause treatments.

“The Republican Party should always be on the side of the Miracle of Life — and the side of Mothers, Fathers, and their Beautiful Babies,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social that marked his first comment on a topic that has roiled the GOP this week.

For some in the GOP, the ruling amounted to an unforeseen consequence of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs decision, which paved the way for states to restrict abortion. Trump has pointed to his selection of three of the justices who voted in the majority on the Dobbs decision as evidence of his anti-abortion credentials.

But on Friday, he took issue with the Alabama court’s conclusion that embryos are children under state law.