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Amid IVF ruling backlash, Florida's fetal wrongful death bill stalls

illustration of fertilization of an egg

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

An Alabama Supreme Court ruling that says frozen embryos have the same wrongful death protections as children is having a ripple effect in Florida, where Democrats are warning of potential threats to fertility care.

Why it matters: Friday's court ruling led some Republicans across the U.S. to come out in support of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, despite previously supporting legislation that sought to define embryos as human beings from the moment of fertilization with no exceptions for IVF.