"We are very pleased with the court's decision to recognize Baby Roe as a person who has a right to have her case heard".
An Alabama county court recognized "Baby Roe" as a legitimate plaintiff in the case, just four months after the state amended its constitution to recognize the personhood and rights of unborn children.
Al.com reported Wednesday that Ryan Magers is calling the 6-week-old embryo "Baby Roe" in his suit seeking damages from the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives.
Magers' attorney, Brent Helms, said it was the first ruling of its kind anywhere in the United States.
Helms continued: "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".
An Alabama man has sued an abortion clinic for wrongful death on behalf of himself and his unborn child for terminating his girlfriend's pregnancy against his wishes. Magers said in court filings that when his then-girlfriend discovered she was pregnant in early 2017, he "repeatedly pleaded" with her to carry the pregnancy to term and give birth, but she wanted to have an abortion.
The Madison County probate courts decision to recognize the fetus as a person with legal rights is a first for the American legal system.
"Every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live", Magers declared. University of San Diego law professor Dov Fox said the high court has been clear that fetuses are not people and that a woman's views on abortion trump her partner's because she is the one who carries and delivers the baby.
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The teen's attorney believed the case could make it to the Alabama Supreme Court.
"This is the first estate that I'm aware of that has ever been opened for an aborted baby", Helms said.
The suit identified Magers as the "father of his deceased child".
"[Roe's mother] is one voice among three in this scenario", Ilyse Hogue, NARAL's president tweeted yesterday.
Abortion advocates in the state say they don't expect the suit to ultimately prevail, but admitted to disbelief that it's made it as far as it has.
"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".
The Alabama Women's Center must respond to the lawsuit by April 1.