‘Embryos Are babies’: Haley Sides With Alabama Court Ruling


The court’s decision, which deemed such embryos as children, has stirred debate within the medical and legal communities….reports Asian Lite News

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley supported a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday, asserting that she considers frozen embryos created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as babies.

The court’s decision, which deemed such embryos as children, has stirred debate within the medical and legal communities.

In an interview with NBC News, Haley defended the court’s stance, stating, “Embryos, to me, are babies.” Although she conceived her son via artificial insemination, a different procedure, she aligned with the court’s perspective on IVF embryos.

Haley, a key contender in the 2024 Republican presidential race, is set to confront frontrunner Donald Trump for the third time.

Trump has remained silent on the Alabama ruling, prompting speculation on his stance. The decision has caused confusion and concern in Alabama, leading to the suspension of in-vitro fertilization procedures at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre criticized the ruling, linking it to the broader repercussions of overturning Roe v. Wade.

With reproductive rights at the forefront, Republican candidates have largely avoided the abortion debate, potentially impacting their electoral performance.

Haley, the lone female Republican candidate, advocates for finding common ground on this contentious issue.

While Trump takes credit for appointing conservative Supreme Court justices, his stance on a national abortion ban remains undisclosed.

Meanwhile, Haley has said that she is not dropping out of the presidential race despite badly trailing former US president Donald Trump.

Haley made the remarks on Tuesday in a “State of the Race” address in Greenville, South Carolina, just days ahead of the Republican primary in the southeastern state, where she served as the first female Governor from 2011 to 2017, Xinhua news agency reported.

“When the country’s future is on the line, you don’t drop out. You keep fighting. In fact, you fight harder than ever. That’s why I refuse to quit,” she said in the speech delivered at Clemson University at Greenville ONE.

“South Carolina will vote on Saturday. But on Sunday, I’ll still be running for President. I’m not going anywhere,” she added.

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