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Top health official visits Alabama in wake of IVF ruling

In vitro fertilization patients in Alabama described postponed pregnancies, canceled appointments and the uncertainty surrounding if they will be able to access frozen embryos already created in the hopes of growing their families. While state legislators have promised to try to craft a legislative solution, patients said they are left waiting. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Alabama to lead a roundtable discussion with a group of IVF patients on Tuesday in Birmingham.
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The Biden administration sent the nation's top health official to Alabama on Tuesday for discussions with patients and doctors about the controversial court ruling that upended in vitro fertilization treatment in the state.
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Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Claire Gray fights back tears as she tells her story about IVF as Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Stephanie Perry fights back tears as she shares her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Dr Rachel Charles tells her story as Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.
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Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Birmingham, Ala.

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