Skip to comments.Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person
Posted on 01/23/2017 2:52:15 PM PST by Brown Deer
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her doctor caused her to have a miscarriage by administering an abortion-inducing drug can proceed.
Kimberly Stinnetts usual doctor was reportedly out the day of her appointment. Karla Kennedy, the doctor who was filling in that day, believed that Stinnett had an ectopic pregnancy since she had had one previously.
Thus, Kennedy decided to administer methotrexate, a drug that, as the court noted, is intended to cause the end of the pregnancy.
However, when Stinnetts usual doctor, William Huggins, examined her pregnancy via ultrasound, he found that Stinnett did not have an ectopic pregnancy after all, but instead had a normal intrauterine pregnancy. He said that Stinnetts pregnancy was now doomed to fail, however, quite possibly from the methotrexate.
A few weeks later, as predicted, Stinnett suffered a miscarriage. She then took her case against Kennedy to court, alleging that the doctor had unnecessarily ended a viable pregnancy.
The initial court dismissed the case, but when Stinnett appealed her case to the Alabama Supreme Court, it was ruled that her case stands and must be heard in the lower court.
The courts decision to allow Stinnetts case to proceed has significant implications for the pro-life movement since they based their decision on the belief that Kennedy had possibly contributed to a homicide--meaning that Stinnetts unborn baby was a person and not simply a fetus.
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, wrote Judge Thomas Parker.
Members of the judicial branch of Alabama should do all within their power to dutifully ensure that the laws of Alabama are applied equally to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, both born and unborn, Parker added.
Something we all knew, but somehow we need the state to officially confirm that someone is a person.
Maybe we can finally end this crap.
We cant have laws that say its a person but only when mom wants it. Otherwise mom can murder it.
It either a person all the time and no one can murder it, or they get charged, or it is never a person and no one gets charged with murder if an unborn is terminated.
This hogepodge we have now is compltely illogical.
Well, every pregnant woman I have ever known, including my own wife_, talked about her unborn baby. And for those who knew the sex of their baby, and had a name picked out. Would say things like “baby Jacob is kicking me a lot today”. And make other such references to the fact that her unborn baby was indeed a human life.
“This hogepodge we have now is completely illogical.”
All by design, Comrade. All. By. Design. ;)
It’s only a baby if you want it, I thought.
The great state of Alabama rules! So glad my NYC family were Copperheads in 1861!
Look to Obama - His mother had an afterbirth and named it Barack Hussein Obama III. When she went to Indonesia, his name became Barry Soetoro. Just think Obama’s should have thrown the baby out with the bathwater.
Interesting line of thought. And what if dad wants it?
Last I heard, and I admit it has been a while, you took care of an ectopic pregnancy via surgery.
The only way it will end is for a case to get to SCOTUS after the new justice(s?) are in place, and that day is coming. Maybe this is the case that will go there.
No one gives a sh1t what dad wants.
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Really? I thought it was a bumble bee or something to be squashed before it caused problems- a real person you say? So- then, it would be murder if not allowed to breach the canal? Wha Wha What? You mean we can’t decide ‘our bodies are our own’ when we are carrying another person anymore? Wha Wha What? Really? Have the courts no compassion for our desire to have fun without consequences? Someone should organize a march on washington- with pink kitty cat hats over this- this is outrageous!
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