Jan. 28, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immediately following the legislative defeat of HB 1032,
and Personhood Colorado filed an amendment to ensure that all victims of homicide are considered persons.
The Brady Project was created after Heather's son was killed by a drunk driver, who was already a four-time offender. Surovik and her family were told that although Brady was near delivery, the driver could not be charged with vehicular homicide because under
law her baby was not considered a 'person'. Heather and Brady's case is just one of many in recent years that disallowed prosecution for the baby's death, including car accidents and shootings.
HB 1032, which was endorsed by The Fraternal Order of Police as well as the
District Attorney's Council, would have enabled prosecution for homicide in the cases of violent crimes against unborn babies.
explained, "Since the legislature has failed to protect victims of violence in
, we the people need to act immediately. In
, there is a case of unsolicited fetal homicide nearly every year. In most other states, there would be justice for those victims, and it is time for
citizens to demand justice as well."
A new website,
, hosts a video of Heather explaining the joys of her pregnancy with Brady and the circumstances of Brady's tragic death.
"The current laws in
do not go far enough," continued Surovik. "The law says that Brady wasn't a person, and as a result, the drunk driver who killed my son was not charged with homicide. Brady was eight pounds, two ounces. Brady was a person – his life was worth defending," Heather continued.
The amendment was filed electronically today and will be heard by a Legislative Committee Hearing in two weeks.