HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A probate judge in Alabama has granted a teenager’s request to represent his aborted son or daughter in his lawsuit against a local abortion facility. The teen says that the child was killed despite his wishes that his girlfriend keep the baby.
“I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby,” Ryan Magers, 19, and the father of the child told local television station WAAY. “I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live.”
Magers says that in February 2017, his girlfriend, who was six months pregnant, obtained the abortion despite his pleadings. He is suing Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville in his own capacity as father, but in January, also Magers filed a petition that requested that he be permitted to represent the baby’s estate.
It recognized that the baby didn’t have a will or property that would otherwise be used to determine who has rights to the estate.
On Tuesday, Madison County probate Judge Frank Barger signed on to the petition, which will place the baby, known only as “Baby Roe,” on the lawsuit as co-plaintiff.
The lawsuit now reads, “Comes now Plaintiff, Ryan Magers, in his individual capacity and as the next friend of, personal representative of the estate of, and/or father of his deceased child (hereinafter referred to as “Baby Roe”), and files this complaint against the above-specified defendants …”
“Baby Roe’s innocent life was taken by the profiteering of the Alabama
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