‘Sanctity of Life’ Expanded

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a remarkable legal victory for pro-life forces expanding the “sanctity of life” concept – and a defeat for abortionists, the Supreme Court of the state of Alabama has ruled that frozen embryos are “children” who are entitled to the same rights as other “unborn children.”

The Alabama Supreme Court issued a landmark pro-life decision at the end of last week based on 2021 lawsuit, Newsmax reports.

The lawsuit emerged from an incident in which a patient unwittingly entered a restricted area at The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Mobile, Alabama, and caused the destruction of several containers storing embryos.

As a result, three couples who suffered the loss of their embryos initiated legal action against the Center.

Their lawsuit, however, was initially dismissed by a circuit court judge.

The dismissal was predicated on the rationale that, at that time, embryos were not recognized under Alabama’s “Wrongful Death of a Minor Act.”

The judge’s decision was based on the interpretation that embryos did not constitute a “person” under the law, which limited the couples to claims solely related to breach of contract.

The Alabama Supreme Court’s 7-2 verdict reverses the lower court’s decision, enabling the affected parents to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

The report notes that this ruling has sparked considerable debate as critics argue that it might effectively terminate the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Alabama.

They specifically highlighted the court’s use of Biblical references in its decision.

“When the People of Alabama adopted (the ‘sanctity of life’ provision of the state constitution), they did not use the term ‘inviolability,’ with its secular connotations, but rather they chose the term’ sanctity,’ with all of its connotations,” wrote Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker in a supporting opinion.

“The Alabama Constitution’s recognition that human life is an endowment from God emphasizes a foundational principle of English common law, which has been expressly incorporated as part of the law of Alabama,” he added.

Justice Greg Cook authored the dissent.

“No court — anywhere in the country — has reached the conclusion the main opinion reaches. And the main opinion’s holding almost certainly ends the creation of frozen embryos through in vitro fertilization (“IVF”) in Alabama,” Cook alleged.