HUGE Ruling Just Came Out Of This Court...

Feb 22, 2024

Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry machine have tried to con people into believing that unborn babies are not people.

But last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that an unborn baby, regardless of the state of “viability,” is a person entitled to the same right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as any human being existing outside the womb.

This ruling will impact our case before the Florida Supreme Court as we battle Planned Parenthood’s deceptive ballot initiative designed to trick Floridians into turning the Sunshine State into an abortion free for all with NO regulations whatsoever. Read on. — Mat

Late last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court struck a devastating blow against Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.

In LePage v. The Center for Reproductive Medicine P.C., the Court ruled that “an unborn child is a genetically unique human being whose life begins at fertilization and ends at death.”

The Court continued that “an unborn child” qualifies as a “human life,” “human being,” or “person” ... “throughout all stages of an unborn child’s development, regardless of viability.” (emphasis added)

The case involves a wrongful death lawsuit by three couples regarding the death of their frozen embryos at an IVF clinic. The deaths were caused by a clinic patient who wandered into the cryogenic nursery and tampered with an unsecured freezer resulting in the embryos being dropped on the floor.

Chief Justice Tom Parker said, “The People of Alabama have declared the public policy of this State to be that unborn human life is sacred. We believe that each human being, from the moment of conception, is made in the image of God, created by Him to reflect His likeness. It is as if the People of Alabama took what was spoken of [by] the prophet Jeremiah and applied it to every unborn person in this state: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, Before you were born I sanctified you” (Jer. 1:5).

On February 7, I presented oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court as we battled Planned Parenthood’s ballot initiative seeking to enshrine unlimited abortion for any reason, at any time, up to birth!

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz asked the solicitor for the Florida Attorney General whether the Ballot Summary should apprise voters that the Proposed Amendment may impact Art. I, §2 of the Florida Constitution respecting an unborn child that says “natural persons” have the right to life.

Article I, §2 of the Florida Constitution clearly states: “All natural persons ... have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life.”

Furthermore, Article I, §9 on due process specifies: “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”

Liberty Counsel also supplied the court with a supplemental filing that documented more than a dozen civil and criminal Florida statutes that clearly state an unborn child is a person protected under the law!

Now the Alabama Supreme Court has come to the very same conclusion — that life begins at conception, and that an unborn child has the same rights as any other human being.

Planned Parenthood simply cannot get around the laws that already recognize an unborn child to be a person. Because Florida law already recognizes the personhood of a child, Planned Parenthood’s ballot initiative would ROB the unborn of their right to LIFE.

Therefore, Planned Parenthood’s deceptive ballot initiative should NOT be allowed to appear on the Florida ballot this fall.

Liberty Counsel filed an additional supplemental briefing apprising the Florida Supreme Court of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling this week.

The Court will release its decision before April 1.



Planned Parenthood is desperately trying to salvage its gruesome baby-killing trade with similar ballot initiatives and actions around the country.

Liberty Counsel is filing similar measures in other states.

But we are ONLY able to perform this lifesaving litigation with your help.

The lives of millions of unborn children and their mothers hang in the balance.

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“With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles” (2 Chronicles 32:8).

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel



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In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Congress needs to hear from you regarding HR 15 — a bill that would federally overturn the 2003 partial birth abortion ban and enshrine abortion up until birth as a federally protected “right.” VOTE No on HR 15. And sign our petition.


“Alabama Supreme Court Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children.” Liberty Counsel, February 19, 2024.