Alabama man sues abortion clinic on behalf of unborn fetus he claims was his

Alabama man sues abortion clinic on behalf of unborn fetus he claims was his
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An Alabama man filed a lawsuit against an abortion clinic after a woman who he says was carrying his unborn child had an abortion despite his wishes.

Local news affiliate WHNT News 19 reported Tuesday that Ryan Magers filed suit against the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, LLC., after the clinic granted the woman's request to have an abortion despite Magers's attempts to seek legal counsel at the time.

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An Alabama probate judge granted Magers's attorney's request to also represent the unborn fetus, designated "Baby Roe" in court filings.

But WHNT News 19 reported that it was unclear whether Judge Frank Barger realized that he had effectively recognized an aborted fetus's legal rights for the first time in the U.S. or even understood what he was granting.

Court documents obtained by the news station allege that Magers's girlfriend, who is unnamed in the filings, informed Magers that she was pregnant in 2017 but planned to terminate the pregnancy, despite Magers's pleas that she not do so.

Magers at the time sought legal counsel, but the woman made an appointment with the Huntsville clinic and terminated the pregnancy at about six weeks after first detection, according to WHNT.

Barger declined to comment when reached by WHNT, which reported that Magers is seeking a jury trial for the clinic for unspecified charges.