Personhood USA: Amendment 67 campaign set to launch 2 years after baby Brady's death

Jul 07, 2014, 16:06 ET from Personhood USA

DENVER, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after her son Brady Paul was killed by a drunk driver, just days before he was expected to be born, Heather Surovik supports a constitutional amendment to protect pregnant women and their unborn children.

Heather Surovik, Colorado mother and sponsor of Amendment 67 remembers, "Saturday was the two year anniversary of my son Brady's death. It's been two years since I was told that we had been struck by a drunk driver, and that my eight pound two ounce baby boy had not survived. Shortly after, I was told that there would be no justice for Brady's death, because under Colorado law, Brady was not a person."

After Heather lost her son on July 5, 2012, she saw that Colorado laws deny justice to unborn victims of crime. Determined to correct this egregious oversight, Heather filed "The Brady Amendment" to recognize and protect unborn babies in Colorado.

"I had to plan a funeral for a baby that I never got to meet. I had to tear down the nursery…I want to be an advocate for other pregnant mothers so they don't have to go through what I went through," Heather recounted as a guest on "The Doctors" television show earlier this year.

Heather's efforts through Amendment 67 will correct problems in Colorado's current laws and protect every unborn child in Colorado. The question put before voters on the November 2014 ballot will state: "Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution protecting pregnant women and unborn children by defining "person" and "child" in the Colorado criminal code and the Colorado wrongful death act to include unborn human beings?"

"As these two incredibly difficult years have passed, and I have a lifetime of missing Brady ahead of me, I'm asking Colorado voters to vote yes on Amendment 67 in November," concluded Heather. "As we prepare to launch the campaign for Amendment 67, we are hopeful that voters will say yes to this common sense initiative."

SOURCE Personhood USA