HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—On Wednesday morning, Personhood Alabama filed suit in the Circuit Court of Madison County against the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville for wrongful death of “Baby Roe.”
The lawsuit, brought by the father of Baby Roe, charges the responsible parties, the Alabama Women’s Center, the abortionist, and the pharmaceutical company, for profiting from the wrongful death of Baby Roe—an innocent preborn child whose life was snuffed out despite the father's active efforts to halt the abortion.
Attorney for the case, Brent Helms, said Wednesday that, “Baby Roe's innocent life was taken by the profiteering of the Alabama Women’s Center and while no court will be able to bring Baby Roe back to life, we will seek the fullest extent of justice on behalf of Baby Roe and Baby Roe's father. The time is ripe for consistency in Alabama’s jurisprudence: either we fully acknowledge the personhood of the unborn or we cherry pick which innocents we protect and which ones we trash for profit.”
Alabama's constitution and statutory laws are emphatic that a person is "a human being, including an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability" and just this past November Alabamians approved an amendment to the state constitution declaring that it is the "public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children."
During the last decade, the Alabama Supreme Court has issued seven decidedly pro-life decisions which recognize the personhood of the unborn. Three of these cases, Mack v. Carmack, Hamilton v. Scott, and Stinnett v. Kennedy involved wrongful death suits and interpreted the world "child" in the Wrongful Death Act to include unborn children as well as born children.
Hannah Ford, spokeswoman for Personhood Alabama referred to New York's Reproductive Health Act, Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran's Repeal Act, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's endorsement of infanticide. “Just during the past few weeks," Ford said Wednesday, "the nation’s conscience was stunned with chilling assaults on the unborn coming out of New York and Virginia. Alabama’s Baby Roe comes as a timely reminder that every single abortion committed is a chilling assault on a precious and innocent human life—an intolerable violation of the most basic, God-given human right, the right to life.”
“Baby Roe was cruelly robbed of life and silenced before entering the world or being able to personally voice complaint in court,” Ford continued. "The gross injustice inflicted on Baby Roe compels us to pursue complete justice in this case so that no other unborn child's life will be taken by the hands of the abortion industry in the State of Alabama."