Stay up to date on what is happening with Amendment 67 including press releases, events and pictures!
The Reporter-Herald published Dave Barkey’s letter about the Brady Amendment:
Colorado voters have the opportunity to declare where they stand on the question of the sanctity of life.
Amendment 67 included in our state Constitution would bring the document into the 21st century to acknowledge the clear evidence provided by ultrasound and intra-uterine surgical interventions that the occupant of the uterus is indeed a human person deserving of the rights and protections enjoyed by all living human beings.
The language of the proposed legislation focuses on the unborn as an innocent bystander when the mother is attacked by a killer or inebriated driver and the child dies or is injured in the act. Abortion is not addressed, even though it would be a small legal step to include the procedure as an “unlawful termination of a pregnancy.”
Thousands of us have signed the petitions to get this measure on the ballot. Whether or not you signed a petition, it is time for all of us who are registered to vote to be honest in our assessment of what we see when we look at an ultrasound image. Do you see a tadpole or a fish or a monkey? Is what you see a person or is it not? Why is this such a difficult conclusion to affirm? Expectant parents anxious to see their unborn child quickly identify what they see as their son or daughter. Are they smarter than judges who shrink from declaring that what they see is actually a person?
By passing this amendment, we, the citizens of this state, will make a statement to our judiciary and legislature that they would ignore at their peril. It will also awaken certain political candidates to the fact that this matter has not been settled anywhere except in their closed minds.
Here’s Colorado Right to Life‘s 60 second radio spot for Heather, Brady and Amendment 67:
Here’s a shorter spot:
The Doctors presents a powerful case for The Brady Amendment. Have some tissue handy as you watch.
George Rasley, editor of Conservative HQ, writes an excellent piece entitled “Heather Surovik Needed in All Fifty States”. I love the title. Throughout the country, there are examples of women like Ms. Surovik who have tragically lost their unborn babies to violent criminal acts. Some states, such as Texas and Washington, recognize unborn babies as victims and level homicide charges against the perpetrators. Other states, such as New Hampshire and Colorado, are blind to babies senselessly killed by criminals.
Mr. Rasley quotes Ms. Surovik:
“There were two victims here,” Surovik says. “My son wasn’t a loss of a pregnancy—he was a person, an eight-pound boy.” She said the law is a bid for justice for “both the mother and unborn child.”
Read Mr. Rasley’s piece.
Watch Heather Surovick’s interview by Mike Huckabee on his show.
We’re launching the Brady Amendment campaign at the March for Life! Please come out to be a voice for Brady and for all innocent children. The pro-life Amendment 67 is on Colorado’s 2014 November ballot, making us one step closer toward our goal of protecting every child by love and by law, no exceptions! So please come on out. And make sure to bring the kids!
A heartfelt thanks to all those who worked hard to get the nearly 140,000 signatures that we turned into the Secretary of State. Your dedication has paid off and the Brady Amendment will be on the ballot next year.
Vote Yes on 67!
On September 30, 2013, we submitted 15 boxes containing 3011 petitions to the Colorado Secretary of State. With 139,650 signatures, we will have no problem surpasses the 86,105 minimum valid signatures. (more…)
On July 5, 2012, I was eight months pregnant when a repeat drunk driver slammed into my car. Although my mother and I survived, my unborn son Brady did not. Because Colorado does not recognize Brady as a person, there was no prosecution for his tragic death. Brady was eight pounds, two ounces.
DENVER, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Hickenlooper has signed the “Violence Against Pregnant Women Act” which could carry fines as little as $2,000 for drunk drivers who harm pregnant women, causing the deaths of their children.
Heather Surovik, whose son Brady Surovik was killed in a drunk driving accident just days from delivery, stated, “This is one of the most deceptive bills to be passed in Colorado.” (more…)