A former US President, Donald Trump, has said that if re-elected, his administration would make it easier for couples to have babies.

According to him, his leadership would also support the creation of strong, thriving, healthy American families.

Trump made this known in a statement he shared on his Facebook page on Friday.

The Republican candidate voiced support for in vitro fertilisation treatment, distancing himself from a recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that has again highlighted the electoral challenge Republicans face over their stances on abortion and other reproductive rights.

Alabama’s court decision ruled that frozen embryos should be considered children and that people can be held liable for destroying them.

Trump subsequently called on the Alabama state legislature to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama.