PITTSBURGH – Legal news publisher today featured Reed Smith lawyers’ in-depth analysis of the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision holding that embryos have the same rights as “children” under state law. The Feb. 26 article was co-authored by Sarah Cummings Stewart, Kristin Parker and Arielle Lusardi of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group.

The article begins with a reference and a link to the authors’ June 2022 article on the U.S. Supreme Court majority’s Dobbs decision, and includes:

  1. A breakdown of the Alabama Supreme Court’s holdings;
  2. How the court addressed public policy concerns asserted by amici;
  3. Prior Alabama laws that led to the ruling;
  4. A look at the history of IVF and the many professional bodies that regulate it;
  5. The ruling’s impacts on IVF in Alabama and beyond;
  6. Numerous questions for counsel raised by the decision; and
  7. A quick look ahead at what businesses can expect next.

A copy of the article (pdf) is available to the public exclusively on this website, reprinted with permission from the February 26, 2024 edition of ALM |

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