University of Alabama Birmingham pauses IVF treatments after court ruling
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell, writing for the majority, said that there was no exception for frozen embryos under an 1872 law known as the Wrongful Death of a Child Act, allowing civil lawsuits for the deaths of children, or under a 2018 state constitutional amendment that required the state to “ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child.”
Gov. Shapiro criticizes Alabama execution of inmate by nitrogen gas
“Our Commonwealth should not be in the business of putting people to death,” Shapiro said, reaffirming a commitment to not approve death warrants.
U.S. Supreme Court allows nitrogen execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith to proceed
The state attempted to kill Smith by lethal injection in November 2022, but the execution was called off after Department of Corrections staff failed to establish a second intravenous line needed to administer the lethal drugs.