Fox News Tries To Hide GOP’s IVF Ban

Fox News is trying to hide the news of the Republican ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF).

You can tell that the all-Republican Alabama Supreme Court’s Friday ruling that frozen embryos are legally equivalent to children is bad news for the GOP because the party’s propagandists at Fox News aren’t talking about it. According to a Media Matters review, the right-wing network devoted less than 6 minutes of coverage to the ruling through Wednesday, even as Alabama fertility clinics shut down in vitro fertilization treatments in response.

The Alabama case focused on whether former IVF patients could file wrongful death lawsuits against the fertility clinic they had used to conceive children after another patient who breached the clinic’s cryogenic storage facility mistakenly destroyed their leftover embryos. The court ruled that they could, holding that under state law, “unborn children are ‘children’ … without exception based on developmental stage, physical location, or any other ancillary characteristics.”