Fetal homicide bill defeated by Democrats not a Trojan horse for personhood, sponsor says


Heather Surovik, a mother who lost a pregnancy as the result of a car accident last July, says her unborn son, Brady, was indeed a person. "He was eight pounds, two ounces and was a perfect little boy," she told lawmakers yesterday.

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Heather Surovik speaks at a press conference as her mother, beside her, holds a photo of Brady.
Surovik testified in favor of Joshi's bill. She said she was in the last few weeks of her pregnancy and on the way home from a doctor visit when her car was struck by a drunk driver. Surovik, her mother and her five-year-old son survived the crash. Brady did not.

Learning that prosecutors could charge the driver with destroying her property but not with the death of her son was difficult, Surovik said. "Every year the legislature looks for excuses to reject the recognition of babies like Brady as victims of violent crimes is another year that you choose to side with the criminals and against mothers," she added.

Ellen Belef of the group We Are Women Colorado testified against the bill. While she said she sympathizes with women who've lost babies and is in favor of holding accountable those responsible, "this is not the way to accomplish that."

Representative Ray Scott asked Belef to clarify her language, noting that she'd used the word "babies." He asked her a simple question: What exactly have those women lost?

"They lost a pregnancy," Belef said politely. In the audience, Surovik began to cry.

Continue for more on Personhood USA's involvement with Joshi's bill.

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daniellestyle
daniellestyle

Brought to you by the "Legitimate Rape" folks who are trying to change the policies of the nation... *TEAM RAPE* The Criminals behind PerdonhoodUSA are Domestic Terrorists = "Pro-Life" Serial Child-Killers in CO - ShadowGov Assassins "Pastor" Bob Enyart & members of Denver Bible Cult.

Police in 7 jurisdictions know about this and so should you.
www.BobEnyartMurderedJonBenetRamsey.com

stevebeast
stevebeast

see, elections have consequences!! now lets get out there and bury the GOP

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