Nineteen-year-old Ryan Magers of Madison County, Alabama has been permitted by an Alabama judge to sue the abortion clinic that killed his unborn child.
Magers claims that his girlfriend received a medication abortion in 2017 though he vehemently protested the procedure and begged that she allow their child to live. The baby was at approximately six weeks gestation.
“I just tried to plead with her and plead with her and just talk to her about it and see what I could do, but in the end, there was nothing I could do to change her mind,” said Magers.
The teen explained that it was “like [his] whole world fell apart” when his girlfriend decided to terminate the pregnancy.
“Every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live,” he added. “I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby.”
During last year’s midterms, Alabama’s “personhood law” was passed under Amendment 2 and requires that the state recognize rights of the unborn. Thus, in a remarkable ruling, presiding Judge Frank Barger ordered that the aborted child, “Baby Roe,” needs to be regarded as the plaintiff in the case.
Brent Helms, Magers’ lawyer, stated that the victory is the “first one of its kind, ever.”
“Baby Roe’s innocent life was taken by the profiteering of the Alabama Women’s Center and while no court will be able to bring Baby Roe back to life, we will seek the fullest extent of justice on behalf of Baby Roe and Baby Roe’s father,” said Helms. “The time is ripe for consistency in Alabama’s jurisprudence: either we fully acknowledge the personhood of the unborn or we cherry pick which innocents we protect and which ones we trash for profit.”
Amendment 2 passed with a 59 [percent] to 41 [percent] vote and specifies that Alabama must acknowledge “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life [and] ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate.”
The “personhood law” also releases the state from requirements to procure the rights or funding needed to have an abortion.
It states, “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”
Many expect that the “Baby Roe” case will end in a Supreme Court ruling. Representative Matt Fridy, the sponsor of the bill, has high hopes that Amendment 2 will adequately defend Alabama’s pro-life stance and ultimately sway the Supreme Court’s decision.