As per reports, the aborted fetus goes by 'Baby Roe' and has been named the plaintiff in the lawsuit.
A man has filed a case against an abortions clinic and several other people who apparently helped aid the end of his girlfriend's pregnancy despite him begging the woman to keep the baby. According to news reports, 19-year-old Ryan Magers filed a lawsuit in Madison County against an abortion clinic that had apparently helped in terminating his ex-girlfriend's fetus.
Ryan Magers filed 2 wrongful death lawsuits on his behalf & the aborted fetus. He is suing Alabama Women's Center, the abortion pill manufacturer and the staff that provided the abortion to his then-girlfriend in 2017. @JudgeBarger granted Magers the rights of Baby Roe on Feb 5 pic.twitter.com/0z4TV9Fq8o— Courtney Crown (@CourtCrownWHNT) March 7, 2019
The teenager told the media that he 'pleaded' with his girlfriend about the abortion, begging her not to go through with it. But his ex couldn't be swayed and she went ahead with the termination. Now, Magers has decided to sue every person involved in the death of a child that he apparently wanted. In a shocking move, a court in Madison County, Alabama, has recognized the case and has allowed the teenager to sue on behalf of the fetus.
“Ryan Magers of Madison County, Alabama, says in court papers that his girlfriend, who was six weeks pregnant at the time, had a medication abortion against his wishes in February 2017.” #7in10forRoe https://t.co/iBfFnoHGsm— Manisha Jha (@manishajha_) March 6, 2019
As per reports, the aborted fetus goes by 'Baby Roe' and has been named the plaintiff in the lawsuit. Magers filed the case against Alabama Women's Center, its employees, as well as the pharmaceutical company that makes the medication used during the termination of a fetus. The lawsuit was filed on March 6, which comes nearly two years after the abortion took place. As per the court documents, the abortion took place in February 2017, when Magers' ex-girlfriend was six weeks pregnant.
Magers adamantly stated that he was against the entire abortion in the first place, and had begged his ex-girlfriend not to go ahead with her decision. "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," Magers said to the media. Despite his efforts, his ex-girlfriend still went ahead with the abortion when she was in the sixth week of her pregnancy.
LEGAL QUESTION: So this is Ryan Magers's lawsuit. I have questions. https://t.co/FgDEdSBVx2— LvilleClinicEscorts (@LouClinicEscort) March 5, 2019
Alabama Women's Center Dalton Johnson spoke with ABC 31 and told them the fact that a woman can choose how to end her pregnancy at this stage, either by medication or surgery. But the court did not recognize the rights of a woman to choose what happens to her body, and instead decided to side with the man. Alabama recognizes the 'personhood' of a fetus, which is why Magers has been granted permission to sue on behalf of 'Baby Roe'.
*PLEASE SHARE* It's about time, don't you think? “I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby,” Ryan Magers, 19 and the father... https://t.co/NBATgFsBue— Georgia Right2Life (@GRTL) March 7, 2019
But Magers pushes his argument for the case. The teenager says that he's taking this to court for 'the men who actually want to have their baby'. His attorney Brent Helms also maintains the same argument, adding the fact that the case could make its way to the Supreme Court. The attorney told Refinery29 that Magers tried his best to plead with his girlfriend to keep the baby. "Ryan was all about family. He took on extra jobs to be able to pay for the birth of Baby Roe," Helms said.
Why this woman chose to get an abortion is no one's business. But she should certainly not have been forced to have a child with someone she didn't want to. Ryan Magers lawsuit alone proves to me at least he is not ready to be a father when he can't take no for an answer.— Ashley Alese Edwards (@AshleyAlese) March 6, 2019
However, Helms didn't have an exact answer as to why his client's ex-girlfriend wanted the pregnancy terminated in the first place. "He doesn't know why she didn’t want to go through with the pregnancy. He’s not giving me a definitive answer to that question," he stated. Helms also revealed that the couple soon broke up after the relationship unraveled.
The lawyer confirmed that the pregnancy was an unwanted one.
Also, Ryan Magers' attorney couldn't answer basic questions I asked: Would this mean a woman has to get permission from the father of the unborn child to obtain an abortion? How would you prove paternity so early in pregnancy? Who would take care of the child in the end?— Ashley Alese Edwards (@AshleyAlese) March 6, 2019