This week an Alabama woman was charged with murder after savagely attacking another. The victim was pregnant, and the perpetrator punched and kicked her in the abdomen, causing the baby’s death. It is believed the pregnant woman was in her first trimester.
Abortions are allowed in Alabama until the baby is 20 weeks old. So if the baby’s own mother had killed her child, that would have been perfectly legal.
This is absurd. How did we get to the place where the person who has the highest moral obligation to protect her unborn child has zero legal liability if she intentionally dismembers her baby?
Unlike most other states, Alabama’s murder statute does not make any reference to unborn children or fetuses. But two years ago, Alabamans passed a constitutional amendment recognizing the sanctity of human life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.
Amendment 930 also obligates the state to “ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate.”
In Alabama, a developing baby in the womb, regardless of how small, is considered a legal person with rights that must be protected.
So why aren’t the rights of unborn babies protected inside abortion mills?
That is precisely the question we asked when we sued the State of Alabama to enforce Amendment 930. We argue that “Amendment 930 is an expression of the State’s fundamental value determination that the life of a preborn child is just as valuable as any other life and that a preborn child has a right to life because he or she is a person of intrinsic worth and dignity.”
The right to life must apply equally to all children and cannot be contingent on viability, whether a baby is “wanted,” or any other arbitrary factor.
Please pray for a favorable outcome in our Alabama lawsuit so ALL babies can be protected from the abortionist’s scalpel.