Well…here’s something different in the news as of late.
In a seminal move (in more ways than one), an Alabama court became the first court in America to recognize aborted babies as people with human rights.
On February 10th, 2017, Ryan Mager’s girlfriend had an abortion at the Alabama Women’s Center, six weeks into her pregnancy. Ryan had begged her not to do so. She accomplished her mission with a pill.
He decided to sue for wrongful death.
According to a landmark ruling by the Madison County probate court, Ryan has the right to file suit against the clinic that performed the procedure. Additionally, he may file a claim against the AWC’s employees as well as the pharmaceutical company which manufactured the pill.
Ryan said he’s representing other men in his situation:
“I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby.”
He recounted the dire grief over his girlfriend’s decision:
“It was just like my whole world fell apart.”
Despite his beliefs, he was helpless:
“I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live. … 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.”
Ryan hopes the court’s ruling will help others down the line:
“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.”
Ryan’s lawyer, Brent Helms, told ABC 31 Huntsville he believes the case could set a legal precedent.
The Madison court makes a bold statement with its ruling, particularly in the midst such (seemingly) increasing opposition.
What do you think of the court’s decision? Should a father be able to sue? Should he, at six weeks? If not, when? Do you think this will have any lasting effect, if nowhere else, at least in the state of Alabama?
From talk of Roe v. Wade’s review, to murderous turns in New York and Virginia, to a declaration of life in an Alabama courtroom, the future of abortion appears perhaps more unclear than ever (here). At times, the news cycle suggests the same for the nation in general. Maybe the two are more tied than most realize.
Whatever the future, for now — in Madison, Alabama — the pro-life cause has rallied to victory.
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