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IVF in doubt after AL Supreme Court issues ruling based on Bible

THIS EPISODE OF THE NORTHWEST POLITICAST: In a stunning decision, the Alabama Supreme Court rules that frozen embryos are children. This has put in vitro fertilization in the state in jeopardy, as doctors and patients are worried they could now be charged with murder for discarding the unused material leftover after a procedure. Even more puzzling is the fact that the justices used the Bible instead of the law or the Constitution to justify the ruling. Condemnation has been swift, with even pro-life Republicans arguing the ruling should be overturned. We’ll get some initial legal reaction. PLUS: Another state lawmaker announces his retirement. AND: How the

THIS EPISODE OF THE NORTHWEST POLITICAST: In a stunning decision, the Alabama Supreme Court rules that frozen embryos are children. This has put in vitro fertilization in the state in jeopardy, as doctors and patients are worried they could now be charged with murder for discarding the unused material leftover after a procedure.

Even more puzzling is the fact that the justices used the Bible instead of the law or the Constitution to justify the ruling.

Condemnation has been swift, with even pro-life Republicans arguing the ruling should be overturned.

We’ll get some initial legal reaction.

PLUS: Another state lawmaker announces his retirement.

AND: How the wife of one legislator has changed public policy.

Guests include ABC News legal analyst Royal Oakes, State Senator Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), and KVI’s Ari Hoffman.

The Northwest Politicast with Jeff Pohjola: From this Washington to that one, Jeff Pohjola will explore the issues and politics of the week. Frequent guests and top analysts break down the news to get to the heart of what matters most.

 

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