Alabama Supreme Court increases legal protection of the unborn

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The Alabama Supreme Court recently decided a case in which the ruling stated that “unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law.” The case involved a mother who admitted to using drugs while 25 weeks pregnant. The child was born prematurely and died just minutes after birth, as a result of his mother’s drug use. The mother was on trial for chemical endangerment of her child.

This ruling is significant because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled (in Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton) that unborn children are not “persons” protected by the right to life that is set forth in the Constitution.

The Alabama Supreme Court stated, “Today, the only major area in which unborn children are denied legal protection is abortion, and that denial is only because of the dictates of Roe.”

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of the Liberty Council, who were involved in the appeal, said, “The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion cases are an aberration to law and stand on an island by themselves, and that island will one day disappear.”

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