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Victim asks Governor not to sign new Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act
Heather Surovik, whose son was killed in a drunk driving accident just days from delivery, has gone on record opposing HB 1154, titled the “Crimes Against Pregnant Women” act. The bill offers minimal penalties for perpetrators of crimes against pregnant women, while repealing criminal abortion laws already on the books in Colorado.
“This bill has very little to do with justice for pregnant victims of crime in Colorado,” explained Surovik. “Planned Parenthood and other supporters of this new bill opposed my efforts to seek justice for my son’s death just a few months ago. Now they have passed a law that does very little for women like me, while at the same time protecting abortion providers and repealing laws that have been on the books for years. This is a clear case of pro-choice organizations using stories like mine to push their own agendas. Please, Governor Hickenlooper, do not sign this law.” (more…)
On July 5th 2012, Heather Surovik was eight months pregnant with her son Brady when a drunk driver slammed into her car, harming both Heather and her mother and killing baby Brady. Because Colorado law doesn’t recognize Brady as a person, there was no prosecution for his tragic death.