U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) on Wednesday stressed that the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) controversy in Alabama would be remedied "very, very quickly" because "no one" wants the procedure banned.

In a video sent out to the media, Tuberville expressed his confidence in the Alabama Legislature's ability to pass legislation to protect IVF clinics in the wake of an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that an embryo created through IVF is a child protected by the state's wrongful death act and the Alabama Constitution.

"No one, and I mean no one, is going to ban IVF — not in Alabama and not around the country," Tuberville declared.

"IVF is legal in Alabama," he added. "Five clinics are still doing IVF. Soon, it'll be eight because the Alabama Legislature is going to pass a bill to make it clear that IVF is protected. This will get taken care of very, very quickly."

Two IVF bills passed the Alabama Senate Health Committee on Wednesday afternoon that would "provide civil and criminal immunity to persons providing goods and services related to in vitro fertilization except acts or omission that are intentional and not arising from or related to IVF services."

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