A heartbreaking story came out of Huntsville, Alabama earlier this week as the father of an aborted baby fought for justice in the circuit court. Ryan Magers, father of the 6-week preborn baby known in the case as “Baby Roe,” sued the abortion facility responsible for the death of his child.
Killed by RU-486 against the father’s wishes, Baby Roe is the first known case of “an aborted baby [being] recognized as a person in suing those who took his or her life,” as his/her father was allowed to represent the little lost soul in court.
The case was dismissed by a circuit court judge, with explanations that “abortion is legal” and abortion facilities are “exempt” from this type of legal action (shocker). Magers’s attorney, following the proceedings, noted, ““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.”
Men hurt from abortion. Men regret lost fatherhood. And too frequently, men are left out of the conversation. Because of this Alabama child’s age and environment, he or she was subject to life-ending drugs and (likely) disposed of in a toilet. And there was nothing this baby’s father could do about it. We grieve with this hurting father, and will continue to work for justice for all children subject to the same tragic fate as Baby Roe.