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On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill protecting in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients and providers from liability if the embryos created during the process are damaged or destroyed. The development was prompted by a recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are people and that people who destroy…

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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Judge Myron H. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama granted a preliminary injunction in Robinson et al v. Marshall, a lawsuit challenging Alabama Act No. 2019-189. The statute imposes criminal liability on abortion providers for almost all abortions, whether completed or attempted, regardless of fetal viability. The preliminary injunction prevents enforcement of the statute only as applied to pre-viability abortions. The statute is set to go into effect on November 15, 2019.