The state's high court categorized frozen embryos as "children" in an opinion laden with religious verbiage earlier this month.
The GOP leader’s evasiveness on the question reflects the glaring contradiction in his party’s stance on IVF and abortion.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) had introduced a bill last month that would establish a federal right to IVF and other fertility treatments.
“Science should move us forward, not backward,” Elizabeth Carr wrote in an impassioned essay.
A new Democratic effort to pass legislation protecting access to in vitro fertilization, which is broadly popular, has put Republicans in a bind.
After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children, Gov. Gavin Newsom called it a "war on women."
Johnson has said that life begins "from the moment of fertilization," a statement that would appear to include frozen fertilized embryos.
The state Supreme Court decision that granted embryos the same legal status as children has left fertility patients and providers in an excruciating limbo.
Conservatives are finding out the hard way that sweeping rulings on reproductive rights have sweeping consequences.
Last week, a state court decision upended fertility treatment in Alabama and raised questions nationwide.