Montgomery, Ala., Sep 3, 2019 / 11:28 am
A judge in Alabama has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a six-week old aborted baby.
Court documents allege that a then-16-year-old Alabama woman obtained a medication abortion in February 2017, despite the protestations of her boyfriend, Ryan Magers who said he was the father of the child.
Magers subsequently sued the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville, saying that he had wanted to keep the child.
Alabama voters approved changes to the state constitution – Amendment 2 – in November 2018 to establish a right to life of unborn children, known as a "personhood clause." The measure passed with 60 percent support from the public. The state also has statutes defining "personhood" as beginning at conception, as well as several opinions from the Alabama Supreme Court doing the same.