February 24, 2024

I am really struggling to understand how pro-choice absolutists can turn around and say they support IVF treatment. It seems that the Alabama Supreme Court’s comments about IVF are perfectly consistent with the belief that life begins at conception, and that all human life has God-given rights that need to be protected.

Is there any reasonable explanation for the apparent inconsistency between pro-choice and pro-IVF positions, other than the obvious desire for pro-choice politicians to avoid the unpopular position of being against IVF?

I’m not looking for the typical left-vs-right talking points either for or against abortion. I get enough of that from everywhere else. I am, however, looking for a rationale explanation of how one might align these seemingly incompatible beliefs.