The Alabama Supreme Court ruled on an ongoing court case about unborn babies’ rights under the state law. This January, it was finally announced that Alabama would join 12 other states in recognizing an unborn baby as an individual person with rights.
This huge pro-life win was initiated when a doctor in the state abused her power to administer a pregnancy-ending drug to a patient, according to Christian Headlines. The mother was told the baby wouldn’t be able to survive, but upon receiving a second opinion, found that the first doctor was wrong – -the pregnancy was completely normal.
However, the drugs that were already administered would cause the mother to miscarry – thus sparking the intense debate of whether this case should be deemed a homicide. This lawsuit demonstrates that for the first time in Alabama, a doctor performing an abortion on a viable baby can be held accountable for wrongful death.
The judge in the case, Thomas Parker wrote: “The use of the viability standard established in Roe [Roe v. Wade] is incoherent as it relates to wrongful-death law because, among other reasons, life begins at the moment of conception. The fact that life begins at conception is beyond refutation.”
This case shows us the stark difference between states like Alabama, who value the unborn, and a state like New York – where legislators recently made it legal to abort a fully functioning, healthy child up until the moment of birth. Now more than ever, there’s so much at stake all across the Nation on this issue of life.
Alabama joins the states below in choosing life by recognizing that every baby is a person with fundamental rights. Is your state on the list?