Donald Trump joins Republicans in affirming IVF in wake of Alabama court decision
Image via AP.

Donald Trump
The GOP continues to distance itself from a court decision in the Deep South.

Former President Donald Trump said Friday that he would “strongly support the availability of IVF” and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election.

It was his first comment since an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that led some providers in the state to suspend their in vitro fertilization programs and has left Republicans divided over the issue.

Trump, in a post on his Truth Social network, said: “Under my leadership, the Republican Party will always support the creation of strong, thriving, healthy American families. We want to make it easier for mothers and fathers to have babies, not harder!”

Republicans’ Senate campaign committee leaders acknowledged the stakes with an open memo Friday warning that the Alabama case “is fodder for Democrats hoping to manipulate the abortion issue for electoral gain.” The memo included talking points for Republican Senate candidates, with “Express Support for IVF” topping the list of recommendations.

Speaking Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina, Trump acknowledged the tension among Republicans over the issue and said he had received praise for supporting IVF.

“A lot of politicians weren’t very happy because they didn’t know how to respond to the decision that came down,” he said. “Now they all know how to respond.”

In his social media post, Trump steered clear of declaring embryos to be distinct humans worthy of legal protection. His statement focused instead on the practical considerations for would-be parents trying to start families. IVF is typically a months-long process for couples or women who have struggled to conceive and maintain a viable pregnancy naturally. The treatments can cost patients tens of thousands of dollars, with no assurances that an implanted embryo will become viable and end with a healthy child.


Published courtesy of the Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • Michael K

    February 24, 2024 at 8:33 am

    Can’t have it both ways. Alabama simply did what the Catholic Supreme would like to do.

  • Tom

    February 24, 2024 at 9:49 am

    He also said this yesterday – basically, he’s an idiot.

    “These lights are so bright in my eyes that I can’t see too many people out there. But I can only see the Black ones. I can’t see any White ones. You see? That’s how far I’ve come. That’s how far I’ve come. That’s a long, that’s a long way, isn’t it? Oh, we’ve come a long way together.”

  • MH/Duuuval

    February 24, 2024 at 9:59 am

    Let’s see if those Bamalama MAGAs will heed DJT and heel.

  • PeterH

    February 24, 2024 at 10:35 am

    At CPAC, Jack Posobiec, a champion of the Republican arm of right wing flank made the Republican Party’s agenda perfectly clear to the American electorate::

    “Our goal is to totally end Democracy!”

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • Hung Wiil

      February 24, 2024 at 11:29 am

      Yes, one-party Democrat rule is the only way to save democracy! Genius. And if you don’t get the “vaccine” then you can’t work. How is democracy like Burger King? You Rule!! Hurray!!

      • Ham Burder

        February 26, 2024 at 8:22 am

        Unless somebody comes up with a viable 2nd party for the USA’s so-called two party system, yes. Democrat rule is the only hope for any pathway back to two party rule or better yet maybe even coalitions where people have to work together rather than sit on their hands merely because they’re in the whiney whitey minority.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 24, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    I use the carpool lane now with a tray of ice cubes.

    And any cops trying to prove my ice cubes are not embryos would destroy the embryos (aka humans lol) if they were in fact embryos.

  • Unknown

    February 24, 2024 at 6:16 pm

    I guess fatso didn’t watch The Simpsons episode called “Marge vs Itchy and Scratchy” in which Marge wants to ban Itchy and Scratchy from being too violent but also she ends up losing Michelangelo’s David became of it’s too inappropriate in the process. GOP’s actions will lead to banning women’s rights for good.

  • James Crow

    February 26, 2024 at 8:19 am

    If they could have kept the white ice cubes in a different freezer from the colored ice cubes, maybe IVF wouldn’t have got banned by today’s G0P in the name of their version of Christianity.

  • Move Your Boat

    February 26, 2024 at 8:42 am

    Alabama, It’s time for y’all to move your boat.

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Sign up for Sunburn