DENVER, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brady Amendment has been certified by the Colorado Secretary of State to appear on the 2014 ballot as Amendment 67, yet Brady's mother and amendment sponsor Heather Surovik has not seen fair and accurate reporting on her story, the reason behind the amendment.
The amendment states "In the interest of the protection of pregnant mothers and their unborn children from criminal offenses and negligent and wrongful acts, the words "person" and "child" in the Colorado Criminal Code and the Colorado Wrongful Death Act must include unborn human beings."
The Brady Amendment was filed by victim Heather Surovik, whose son Brady was killed by a drunk driver at 38 weeks, weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces. Colorado law determined that the drunk driver could not be charged with Brady's death because he was not yet born and thus not considered a person.
"The Brady Amendment requires Colorado to recognize that there are two victims in cases like mine," explained Heather Surovik.
Surovik continued, "Major news sources in Colorado are ignoring Brady, and quoting only Planned Parenthood. This amendment is not about giving a voice to Planned Parenthood. This amendment is about giving a voice to my son, Brady. Brady was eight pounds, two ounces – he was a person! And Planned Parenthood and the media are trying to take the focus off of Brady, to ignore him to push their own agendas. Let me be clear: this amendment is about Brady, and his life, and justice for women who have suffered the tragedy that I have suffered. "
The Secretary of State's office estimated that 109,612 of the 139,650 submitted were valid Colorado voter signatures, placing the Brady Amendment on the 2014 ballot. This will be the first time the Brady Amendment goes before Colorado voters.
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SOURCE Personhood USA