Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person – Veronica Neffinger

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

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 
Kimberly Stinnett’s 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 Stinnett’s 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 Stinnett’s 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 court’s decision to allow Stinnett’s case to proceed has significant implications for 
the pro-life movement since they based their decision on the belief that Kennedy had 
possibly contributed o a homicide–meaning that Stinnett’s 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.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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