Magers’ lawyer, who goes by the name of J. Brent Helms, adds that Ryan was 100% prepared to step up to the plate and become an outstanding father to their baby.
“Ryan was all about family. He took on extra jobs to be able to pay for the birth of Baby Roe,” Helms told Refinery 29.
“He doesn’t know why she didn’t want to go through with the pregnancy. He’s not giving me a definitive answer to that question.”
While he is very clearly defending his client, as is his job, he does seem to recognize that if the court sides with them, it could have some rather far-reaching consequences; one of those being: what on earth happens if a female victim of rape has to give birth to a baby conceived with the rapist if he, in fact, wants to keep the child!?
Helms said: “I think the answers to a lot of these questions will have to play out in the future depending on what the court rules.
“There could be a situation where a father has to give consent to an abortion, also, our Alabama legislature could carve out exceptions. It’s almost too early to tell.”
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