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(Worthy News) - An Alabama judge has allowed a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed with respect to an aborted embryo.
The case has been authorized by Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger against the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives following a Madison County judge who approved a landmark petition to establish an "estate" to an aborted fetus -- and to permit the girl's ex-boyfriend, Ryan Magers, to represent the estate.
"To my knowledge that has never been done in the United States," Magers' lawyer, Brent Helms, said of the judge's decision.
"The judge has said that Baby Roe is a person. Part of what we hoped to establish is personhood for aborted children in Alabama."
The ruling came months after 59 percent of Alabama voters approved a "personhood law." The laws ensure constitutional rights to "the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate."
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