We live in a day and age where evil is depicted as a woman’s “right” to kill her unborn child. Even if the mother does not want a child, where are the child’s rights? The father’s rights?
Murder is still murder.
A teenager father-to-be is suing an Alabama abortion clinic after his girlfriend terminated their baby at six weeks pregnant, despite his begging for her to let the child live.
Nineteen year old Ryan Magers is suing the clinic on behalf of his unborn child, “Baby Roe.”
His attorney, Brent Helms, stated, “Baby Roe’s innocent life was taken by the profiteering of the Alabama Women’s Centre 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.”
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.”
Judge Frank Barger allowed the teeagern to name his aborted child as a co-plaintiff in his case against the women’s clinic four months after the state passed a law that gave fetuses the same legal rights as any other person.
The teen’s attorney believed the case could make it to the Alabama Supreme Court.
The case has alarmed pro-choice activists who say it undermines women’s rights.
Magers said in a statement, “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.”
“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,” he added.
Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called it a “very scary case” that is “asserting woman’s rights third in line” on Twitter.
The abortion clinic, Alabama Women’s Centre for Reproductive Alternatives, in Huntsville has until April 1 to respond to the lawsuit.
I say good for him, standing up for his unborn child and fathers everywhere who did not have a say in whether or not their child got to live.