Judge Lets Father Represent Aborted Baby in Wrongful Death Suit

Judge Lets Father Represent Aborted Baby in Wrongful Death Suit

Judge Lets Father Represent Aborted Baby in Wrongful Death Suit

An Alabama judge has recognized the legal rights of an aborted fetus - by allowing a "wrongful death" lawsuit brought by the would-be father to proceed, according to new reports.

Ryan Magers, 19, claims his girlfriend received a medicated abortion to end her 6-week-old pregnancy at the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville, Alabama, in February 2017.

Magers was 19 and the girl was 16 when he said he "pleaded" with her not get an abortion.

The mother made an appointment for an abortion with the Alabama Women's Center, which guided her through a chemical abortion.

Alabama voters approved an amendment previous year declaring "the importance of unborn life". Alabama recognizes the personhood of a fetus, so the man was allowed to sue on behalf of "Baby Roe".

"The only thing that estate has is the right to sue, and so that is what Ryan is doing - is suing on behalf of Baby Roe's estate", Helms said. Magers was reportedly seeking legal counsel at the time of the abortion, WHNT reported.

"We don't know from generation to generation what the composition of the Alabama Supreme Court is going to be", Fridy said. "This is the first estate that I'm aware of that has ever been opened for an aborted baby".

Magers' attorney, Brent Helms, added that the legal victory was "the first one of its kind, ever".

"The Supreme Court of Alabama has defined a person as from conception", he said.

Hannah Ford, spokeswoman for Personhood Alabama, said the lawsuit stands in stark contrast to a new NY law and a proposed Virginia law that support abortion up to the moment of birth.

Alabama legislators passed a law in 2014 which granted lawyers the right to represent unborn children in cases where minors wanted an abortion.

The abortion clinic, Alabama Women's Centre for Reproductive Alternatives, in Huntsville has until April 1 to respond to the lawsuit.

Personhood Alabama spokeswoman Hannah Ford told LifeSiteNews with the recent abortion debates after NY and other states have pushed for lifting restrictions on abortions, this case is a "timely reminder that every single abortion committed is a chilling assault on a precious and innocent human life - an intolerable violation of the most basic, God-given human right, the right to life".

"But again, Roe, and its modern revision Casey, necessarily imply that these are not children, and therefore that laws concerning paternal rights do not apply to abortion cases".

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called it a "very scary case" that is "asserting woman's rights third in line" on Twitter. "And he wants to deter business pill makers and other people who he says profit off abortions".

The lawsuit's defendants include the abortion clinic, staff members and a drug maker that manufactured the drug used in the abortion, according to the court filing.

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