An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against the abortion clinic that performed the procedure without his consent that he was attempting to stop.
The decision marks the first time in the U.S. that an aborted fetus is recognized to have legal rights. According to WHNT News 19, it’s unclear if Judge Barger knew he granted rights to an aborted fetus, as the filing did not refer to the baby as such. The judge declined to comment on this case.
.@whnt is continuing to pursue details about this probate ruling and the wrongful death lawsuits. Lots of questions still.
Madison County man is suing Huntsville women’s clinic on behalf of unborn fetus https://t.co/jDpFfcnoAk
— Courtney Crown (@CourtCrownWHNT) March 6, 2019
Ryan Magers is seeking a jury trial in the case.
A Madison County man is suing Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, LLC. for providing an abortion to a woman who he says was pregnant with his baby.
Brent Helms, the attorney for both Ryan Magers, who claims to be the father, and ‘Baby Roe,’ the unborn fetus, said Magers did not want the woman to have an abortion. Helms said Magers was seeking legal counsel at the time of the abortion.
Helms also petitioned to represent the estate of Baby Roe. Helms says with estate, the fetus has the right to sue under probate law in Alabama. Probate Judge Frank Barger signed off on the letter of petition allowing the reported father to represent Baby Roe’s estate.
Helms said Barger’s decision marks the first time in the U.S. that an aborted fetus is recognized to have legal rights. More
I hope he wins. It’s about time this has happened! Men should have a say in the birth of their child, not just the mother. If the father wants the child to live, and the mother does not, then she should deliver the child and then give the bay to the father to raise.
It takes two people to create a child. How come it takes only one consent to destroy it? I don’t know why this has not come up before. I hope he wins and sets a precedent for other fathers to follow!