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Hot Blast: Alabama's 'personhood' law is put to the test

Abortion rights

If abortion rights in Alabama are important to you -- regardless of your stance on the issue -- there's a court case in Madison County worth following.

Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger this week has issued a decree that allows a male plaintiff to name his former girlfriend's aborted fetus as a co-plaintiff in a wrongful death case. Barger's decision is made possible by our state's "personhood" law that recognizes an unborn's legal rights. The man was 19 and his girlfriend was a 16-year-old high school senior when she became pregnant. The plaintiff, Ryan Magers, claims he disagreed with the abortion.