Alabama signs law protecting IVF providers from legal liability

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Alabama’s governor swiftly signed legislation into law late Wednesday shielding doctors from potential legal liability raised by a court ruling that equated frozen embryos to children, after facing pressure to get in vitro fertilization services restarted in the state,

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill after it was approved in a late-night session by lawmakers scrambling to address a wave of criticism after services were halted at some of the state’s largest fertility clinics. Doctors from at least one clinic said they would resume IVF services on Thursday.

“I am pleased to sign this important, short-term measure into law so that couples

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