New Law- Wrongful Death Of A Baby Still In The Womb

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a “nonviable” fetus who passes away due to the wrongful conduct of another has a tort claim for wrongful death. Prior to this ruling, only a baby who could live outside the womb, a.k.a. a “viable” fetus, had such a claim. Although the Alabama Supreme Court rules against victim’s 90% of the time, the Republican Court could not do so in this case because it would contradict the Republican position on abortion.