HEALTH

Meet An Alabama Fetus Lawyer

Mar 04, 2015 at 11:51 AM ET

In Alabama, a minor looking to have an abortion without the required parental consent has the option of taking her case before a judge and asking for a waiver. In the courtroom, these girls have to explain why she should be allowed to terminate the pregnancy and witnesses can be called to testify against her. A new law passed in April of 2014 allows judges in these cases to appoint lawyers to represent the unborn child.

Yes, in Alabama, fetuses can have lawyers.

Wanting to know more about the implications of the law, spoke to attorney Julian McPhillips, who represents fetuses, and attorney Juliana Taylor, who has represents minors seeking abortions.