Teenager Takes On Clinic For Aborting His Girlfriend’s Pregnancy Without His Consent
Ryan Magers a teenager from Alabama, USA, has decided to sue a clinic after his girlfriend’s pregnancy was aborted without his consent.
A court has recognised the unborn baby as a person with right and therefore allowed the 19-year-old would-be father to sue on behalf of the child.
It’s been more than two years since his girlfriend got it done, but he is still fighting the case in court to make sure men in the future will be able to have a legal precedent to keep their baby, even if the other half doesn’t want to.
He told: “I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby. I believe every child from conception is a baby and deserves to live.
“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.
“Even though there’s nothing I can do for the situation I was in, there is something I can do for the future situations for other people.”
The girlfriend was reportedly six weeks along in her pregnancy before she took two pills for the abortion.
Magers’ lawyer J. Brent Helms adds that Ryan was prepared to step up to the plate and become a father.
“Ryan was all about family. He took on extra jobs to be able to pay for the birth of Baby Roe,” he told.
“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.”
While he’s obviously defending his client, he does recognise that if the court sides with them, it could have some far reaching consequences; one of those being: what happens if a female rape victim has to give birth to a baby conceived with the rapist because he wants the child?
Helms said: “I think the answers to a lot of these questions will have to play out in the future depending on what the court rules.
“There could be a situation where a father has to give consent to an abortion, also, our Alabama legislature could carve out exceptions. It’s almost too early to tell.”
So, what do you think of this whole issue?