“I am here for the men who actually want to have their baby.”
These are the words of an American man, suing on behalf of his aborted child.
Even though there’s nothing he can do for his baby, Ryan Magers wants to try and do something for future men, who might be put in similar situations.
Put simply, he thinks a female partner should give birth against her will, if the other partner wants the baby.
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On February 6, Mr Magers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Alabama Women’s Centre, where his former girlfriend got a medical abortion at the age of 16.
At the time Mr Mager’s then-girlfriend made her decision (when she was six weeks pregnant), Magers was only 19 himself and unemployed.
Mr Magers says she had the abortion without his consent.
Two years later he has decided to sue, under newly created laws that allow him to do so.
“The case is based on an amendment passed in Alabama last year during the mid-term elections, which made unborn babies have the full rights of a person. That amendment was passed by voters and put into the constitution and it’s referenced in this lawsuit as an area of law that supports the complaint,” American reporter Rosemary Westwood told The Quicky.
This is the first time an embryo or a fetus has been legally recognised as a person, and the case could have implications for women across the world.