Alabama Judge Allows Father to Sue on Behalf of His Aborted Child

Nineteen-year-old Ryan Magers is fighting back against the medical abortion his girlfriend, six weeks pregnant, had against his wishes in February 2017.

An amendment to the Alabama Constitution passed this past November recognizes the personhood of a fetus, giving the fetus the same rights as any other person under the law, so Magers is suing The Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville, Alabama, on behalf of his unborn child and himself in an Alabama probate court.

Having previously been acknowledged by the probate court as the unborn baby’s “personal representative,” Magers is listed as a plaintiff and “Baby Roe” is listed as a co-plaintiff, making this case one of the first of its kind because it recognizes the estate of a fetus.

“I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby. I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live,” says Magers.

The abortion clinic has until April 1 to respond to the suit.

Magers’ attorney, Brent Helms, believes the case could make it to the Supreme Court.

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