A man is suing an abortion clinic for allegedly terminating the pregnancy of his girlfriend without his consent.
Abortion is a controversial issue, and it can divide people throughout the world. This's because it's impossible to know what's the right decision to make.
And many people in relationships are struggling with it. That's clear after a recent incident in Alabama.
A Teenager Decided to Make an Important Choice Regarding Her Pregnancy
Ryan Magers claimed that, 2 years ago, he pleaded with his girlfriend not to terminate their unborn child's life, but the girlfriend refused.
Magers revealed that the girlfriend told him that there was nothing he could do to stop her from going through with the procedure.
And in an unprecedented move, Madison County in Alabama is allowing Magers to sue the clinic that helped in aborting his girlfriend's unborn child.
Ryan Claims the Abortion Took Place Without His Consent
In a court document filed by Magers, he stated that he begged his ex-girlfriend to carry on with the pregnancy and give birth. But she refused and opted to terminate it by taking "abortion pills."
The wrongful death lawsuit names the Alabama Women's Center that provided his ex with abortion and the pharmaceuticals company that make abortion medications.
Ryan Wants to Sue and Represent the Estate of the Unborn Fetus
The unborn child was aborted six weeks through the pregnancy, and Magers wants to represent its estate. And Madison County's Judge, Frank Barger, granted him the ability to do this.
This's the first time in United States history, a probate court has recognized an aborted fetus as a person with rights.
Magers explained to ABC 31:
"I'm here for the men who actually want to have their baby."
"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…"
"I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live."
What Does Ryan's Lawyer Say About the Case?
Ryan's lawyer, J. Brent Helms, said that Magers' decision to sue is about his desire to have a family, and he apparently hasn't considered adoption.
However, the case has alarmed pro-choice activists, who believe this is just a way to 'exert control' over his ex-girlfriend.
And Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called it a 'very scary case,' 'asserting woman's rights third in line.'
Magers' ex-girlfriend, who had the abortion two years ago, didn't want her identity to be known. As such, no one has heard her say about the case.