LANDMARK DECISION: Court Rules Aborted Baby Is a Person With Rights

In a landmark case, an Alabama court became the first court in the nation to recognize an aborted baby as a person with rights.

The Madison County probate court ruled that a father of a baby that was aborted by the father’s girlfriend has the right to sue the woman’s center that performed the procedure as well the employees of the center and the pharmaceutical company that made the medication used in the abortion.

On February 10, 2017, against his wishes, the girlfriend of Ryan Magers aborted the baby they had conceived. In early February 2019, Magers filed suit; the suit states that the baby (Baby Roe) was aborted at six weeks in 2017, despite the fact that Magers repeatedly begged his girlfriend to let the baby live. The girlfriend went to the Alabama Women’s Center, where she was given a pill that would abort the baby. . .

Magers recalled in February 2019, “It was just like my whole world fell apart,” saying he filed the suit because “I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby. Even though there’s nothing I can do for the situation I was in, there is something I can do for the future situations for other people. … I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live.” . . .

This week, the probate court ruled that the aborted baby was a person, and thus Magers could legally represent the baby’s estate. Helms stated, “We have already had a victory, and it was the first one of its kind, ever.” He added, “This is the first estate that I’m aware of that has ever been opened for an aborted baby.” (Read more from “LANDMARK DECISION: Court Rules Aborted Baby Is a Person With Rights” HERE)

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