Whitmer says Republicans supporting IVF ‘does not’ undercut Democratic messaging

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) said the decision by some Republicans to support in vitro fertilization does not undermine the Democratic Party’s messaging on protecting IVF.

The Alabama Supreme Court recently issued a decision that declared cryogenically frozen embryos are “extrauterine children,” with the decision potentially making access to IVF more difficult. It comes as Democrats have focused on abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in June 2022, which has been a winning stance for the party in elections held in 2022 and 2023.

“We‘ve always known that with the appointments that Donald Trump made to the United States Supreme Court, that IVF, that a woman‘s ability to make her own decisions about her body and all the panoply of things that come from that were in jeopardy,” Whitmer said on Sunday. “And so
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