Judge deciding wrongful death suit over Alabama abortion

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge is deciding whether to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of an aborted embryo.

WHNT-TV reports Madison County District Judge Chris Comer heard arguments in Ryan Magers’ lawsuit during a hearing Wednesday but did not rule.

Magers is representing the estate of the aborted embryo in the lawsuit, filed earlier this year against the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville.

Magers and his then-girlfriend were both teenagers when she got pregnant in 2017. The suit says Magers pleaded with the young woman not to have an abortion but she did so anyway. The suit names the clinic where Magers contends his former girlfriend received an abortion-inducting medication and the maker of the pill.

A clinic lawyer told the judge the abortion was legal.

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