Colorado Lawmakers Reject Bills to Outlaw Abortion, Criminalize Infanticide

Baby-compressedDENVER, Co. — Lawmakers in Colorado have rejected two bills that would have outlawed abortion in the state and criminalized those who kill infants in the commission of a crime against their mother.

H.B. 16-1113, also known as the “Protect Human Life at Conception Act,” was introduced by Rep. Stephen Humphrey, R-Windsor.

“It is the intent of the general assembly to make the practice of terminating the life of an unborn child illegal in the state of Colorado,” it reads.

“A person shall not knowingly administer to, prescribe for, procure for, or sell to a pregnant mother any medicine, drug or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being,” the bill prohibits. “A person shall not knowingly use or employ any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant mother with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.”

On Thursday, the House Committee on Health, Insurance and Environment voted 7-6  to postpone the proposal indefinitely.

H.B. 1007, proposed by Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, was also postponed indefinitely. It served as an addendum to current criminal law, that “[i]f the commission of any crime … is the proximate cause of death or injury to an unborn member of the species homo sapiens, the respective homicide and assault charges for that death or injury may be brought simultaneously with the underlying charges.”

“This bill is very straightforward,” co-sponsor Rep. Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, told the Aurora Sentinel. “It allows for the prosecutor to prosecute the individual who kills the unborn. After last year’s horrific incident in Longmont where a baby was cut from the womb of the mother and later died, this bill would allow for the prosecutor to have the option of prosecuting that disgusting act as a homicide.”

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But groups like NARAL opposed the measure, stating that it was an underhanded way to ban abortion altogether.

“The alleged assailant in the Longmont case already faces multiple felonies and more than 100 years behind bars due to Colorado’s Unlawful Termination of Pregnancy Law passed in 2013,” Executive Director Karen Middleton told reporters.

However, as previously reported, mother Heather Surovick, who lost her eight-month-old unborn son Brady in July 2012 when she was struck by a drunk driver—who had been charged with DUI four other times—was told following her son’s death that the man would not be charged with murder because her baby was not considered a person.

“On top of the death of my son [and] planning his funeral, I find out that the man responsible for taking Brady—the death of Brady—is not being charged with it because the law says that Brady was not a person,” Surovik said. “Just because he didn’t take a breath, they say that Brady isn’t a person.”

Her efforts to pass “Brady’s Law” to criminalize acts that result in the death of an unborn child failed in the legislature.

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  • gizmo23

    This is done almost every year and the sponsors no it will never pass. Just grandstanding and posturing.Typical

  • Mark0H

    In 38 states (including California), anyone causing the death of a fetus can be sent to prison – except, of course, the abortionist and the mother who hired the abortionist. Our laws are bizarre – we have laws that make it clear that an unborn child should not be killed – except by its own mother. Sick society.

    • mrpoohead

      As a man, supposedly, why should you be allowed a point of view here. T’ain’t your body, isn’t your responsibility nor yours to live with.
      Sick society; errrrrrrrrrrrr guns. No other Western country has such lax gun legislation – America has between five and ten times the homicide rate of other Western countries. You worry about something not yet born, but care not to keep something alive going. Sick society!
      You abuse Islam yet the percentage of terrorism enacted by them compared to home-grown idiots is miniscule. Sick society.
      You have politics run by big business, who represents the people? America – the toilet of the Western world, the toilet of humanity.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        “As a man, supposedly, why should you be allowed a point of view here.”

        Based on that “logic,” a woman should have no say when it comes to rape: his body, his choice.

        And, if you believe men should have no say in abortion, then you just repealed Roe vs. Wade, which was decided by ALL men. 🙂

        • mrpoohead

          “a woman should have no say when it……………..” The assumption being that men only rape men?

      • kagl982

        Yeah, America is horrible,
        that’s why no one ever immigrates to America.

        • mrpoohead

          ……………..and why more go to Europe. We left as did a number of friends. We have a far better society now.

        • mrpoohead

          Well hardly an indicator of a good place – South Sudan has a rate three times higher, Libya five times and Zimbabwe ten. Maybe they’ve got it right?

    • Balerion

      Not really. The woman has control over her own body. If someone assaults a pregnant woman and causes her to lose the fetus, it’s a crime against the woman.

      Of course I would expect those who value the lives of fetuses more than the women who are carrying them might have trouble understanding this.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        “The woman has control over her own body. ”

        The baby’s body is not her body. She has no moral right to kill him or her.

        “If someone assaults a pregnant woman and causes her to lose the fetus, it’s a crime against the woman.”

        Not in most states – double homicide!

        “I would expect those who value the lives of fetuses more than the women”

        Strawman. No pro-lifer values preborn babies MORE than women – we just consider both lives valuable.

        • Chrissy Vee

          I can not believe my eyes when I read these pro-murder comments. I really can’t. If I didn’t know Jesus, I wouldn’t know how you could do the ministry you do without having a mental breakdown. What a demonic spirit that has infiltrated the hearts of the people in this country. May God continue to open the spiritual eyes of these blind souls as he has done so with some. And may he continue to fill you with his strength, his love and his compassion in the glorious name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “If I didn’t know Jesus, I wouldn’t know how you could do the ministry you do without having a mental breakdown.”

            Who says I haven’t, Chrissy Vee?!? 🙂

            No, I know what you are saying – it is demonic out there and there are casualties all around – mostly the women and babies obviously – but we also see the sidewalk folks under tremendous demonic attack. But, we are called to pour out our lives for Jesus and His little ones – on the sidewalks, in the CPC’s, in prayer, online, etc – it is all spiritual warfare, all of these different kinds of efforts are so important and good, and Jesus will wipe our tears away when it is time. He gives us the strength to keep going out.

            Thank you for your prayer! You too give me such strength and encouragement – and you inspire me to do more and to do better! God bless you, oh great and kind and compassionate and loving woman of God!

      • kagl982

        If she has control over her own body, then she can prevent pregnancy. Unless a woman is raped, she consents to sex and knows what the result can be. When you invite sperm cells into your body, you’ve already given up control to the man you had sex with.

  • FoJC_Forever

    Nigeria starves a young child out of the horribly erroneous belief he is a witch, and America murders babies in the womb.

    Judgement is coming.

  • afchief

    The following are 19 facts about abortion in America that should make you very sick….

    #1 There have been more than 53 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade was decided back in 1973.

    #2 When you total up all forms of abortion, including those caused by the abortion drug RU 486, the grand total comes to more than a million abortions performed in the United States every single year.

    #3 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.

    #4 Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion.

    #5 It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.

    #6 According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.

    #7 One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

    #8 According to the Guttmacher Institute, the average cost of a first trimester abortion at the ten week mark is $451.

    #9 The average cost of a vaginal birth with no complications in the United States is now over $9,000.

    #10 A Department of Homeland Security report that was released in January 2012 says that if you are “anti-abortion”, you are a potential terrorist. Unfortunately, there have also been other government reports that have also identified “anti-abortion” protesters as potential threats.

    #11 A while back one Philadelphia abortionist was charged with killing seven babies that were born alive, but witnesses claim that he actually slaughtered hundreds “of living, breathing newborn children by severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks.”

    #12 Some abortion clinics have been caught selling aborted baby parts to medical researchers.

    #13 Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said the following….

    “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

    #14 In a 1922 book entitled “Woman, Morality, and Birth Control”, Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger wrote the following….

    “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

    #15 Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every single year.

    #16 Planned Parenthood specifically targets the poor. A staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “customers” have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

    #17 There are 30 Planned Parenthood executives that make more than $200,000 a year. A few of them make more than $300,000 a year.

    #18 Planned Parenthood received more than 487 million dollars from the federal government during 2010.

    #19 The following is one description of the five steps of a partial birth abortion….

    1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s legs with forceps.

    2) The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

    3) The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.

    4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.

    5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

    How can we murder our own children?

    http://endoftheamericandream. com/archives/19-facts-about-abortion-in-america-that-should-make-you-very-sick

    • mrpoohead

      Abortion in America, cheaper than condoms?

      • afchief

        Abortion IS murder!!!!

        • mrpoohead

          So is homicide, but you don’t seem so bothered about that, nor about much else. Abortion is abortion and nothing to do with anyone but the potential mother.

          • afchief

            Abortion harms women. No matter what they tell you, post-abortive women will never forget what goes on behind the walls of the modern day holocaust centers where millions of little baby boys and baby girls have their body parts ripped from them like legs off of a cricket. No matter how thick the aroma of antiseptic that permeates the room, it is impossible to wipe from the memory of the young women what took place behind the sparsely decorated “office.”

            She will never be the same. Every time she hears a vacuum cleaner whirl, or looks into the eyes of another woman’s young baby, the pungent smell of that room will seep into her memory. She will never forget. No matter how much she tries to convince herself that what she did was the right thing to do, she will never forget.

            Abortion harms women. “One dead, one wounded.”

            Those “pro-choicers” who so piously proclaim how abortion “frees “ women are worse than the death-scorts that herded helpless humans into Nazi gas chambers. As the serpent in the garden lured Eve towards the forbidden fruit, the feminazi’s entice young, impressionable, “socially-conscious” young women into the fight for control of “their body.” Repeating the words of the reptile “did God really say” the women are convinced that the killing of one’s child will have no long-lasting consequences.

            That is a lie. They are of their father the Devil, and the works of their father they will do. He lies, they lie. Millions of women today are scarred for life by the lie’s of Satan’s minions “You shall not surely die.” Little did they know that “reproductive care” would lead to such life-long misery.

            Yes, abortion harms women.

            I see it when we stand outside of the killing centers. Unsuspecting women, told that their child is a “blob of tissue” are escorted from their cars by the smiling ghouls, many themselves scarred by their own post-abortive trauma, (misery loves company) into the death chambers where a temporary solution to a permanent problem awaits them. Like an animal with its foot caught in a trap, young women think that gnawing off their leg will set them free, when, in fact, it tragically leads to a lifelong limp.

            One dead, one wounded.

            The minion’s lies of “my life, my body, and my choice” are straight from the mouth of Beelzebub. Their desire for “liberation” has brought liberty only to the men in their lives. No longer are men required to accept responsibility for the life they have jointly created, but instead pony up $500 (the cost of a good sound system) to help make the problem go away. “It is her choice” I have heard many liberated men say outside the clinics; at least the few who have the decency to accompany her to the “women’s health clinic.” Woman’s liberation liberated men from responsibility.

            “Real men don’t kill babies….they raise them.” I can’t count the number of times I have said that to daddies outside the slaughterhouse. “You’ll still be a daddy; you’ll just be the daddy of a dead baby.” They shrug their shoulders as they look at their watch, hoping she will be done in time for the afternoon football game on TV.

            We are all complicit, you know. Accessories to a crime, I believe is what they call it. We have willingly hid our eyes from what is taking place in our midst. Our churches are full of women who earlier in their lives bit from the apple that seemed so enticing. Ten, twenty, thirty years later they are still haunted and tormented by the little face that never reached the magnet on the outside of the refrigerator.

            Deep inside, every woman knows her real purpose is to bring new life into the world. The older she gets the more she realizes it. No matter how many children she has, she cannot forget the one she didn’t. She can’t tell her husband, she can’t tell her children, she can’t tell her friends. So, like a cancer, what she did eats away at her soul. She has no peace, no joy, and no relief.

            It is an unspeakable horror. How do you tell someone that you killed your baby? How do you reach out to those who will understand? How can you justify to anyone the killing of your precious, defenseless off-spring snuggling safely in the warmth of the womb? What kind of mother could do that?

            So they bury what they have done, as they cry out in the night.“If abortion is such a good thing why do I feel so bad?” Anger, regret, and grief are their constant companion, buried under the façade of a plastic smile. But the ache never goes away.

            Abortion harms women.

            Next week we will commemorate the thirty-seventh year of “choice” in America. The landscape is strewn with the victims of those who bought in to the lie that abortion was nothing less than “reproductive rights.” A trip to the clinic was no different from a trip to the dentist to have your wisdom teeth removed. Both a baby and your teeth are “blobs of tissue.” Removal would be quick and painless, but both leave a hole that does not quickly heal.

            Abortion harms women. “One dead, one wounded.”

            January 22, 1973 is the real “day that will live in infamy.” As we acknowledge another year of the “genocide” of young children let this be the year that the scab is removed and that the true healing can begin. A scar is evidence of a former wound. Let’s let Jesus turn the wounds into scars.

            As difficult as it might be we need to talk about abortion in the church. Statistics show that over 50% of women in America have had an abortion. Tragically, included in those numbers are many women who occupy a pew. Week after week the attend “service” but leave empty. They cannot forgive themselves.

            I will never forget a night a few years ago where a friend of ours, I’ll call her Tammy, boldly walked to the front of the church and confessed that as a teenager she had killed her baby. Tears streamed down onto her sweater as she spoke of the torment she had carried over the years. As she wept that night, for the first time in a long time, joy flooded into her heart.

            Then Marilyn came forward, followed by Susie, as they too opened their heart to the “balm of Gilead.” No longer hiding in the shame of sin, the light of truth set them free from years of self-condemnation. Finally, as they received the forgiveness of the Lord, they forgave themselves.

            We are told in Scripture that “they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and loved not their own lives unto the death…” Confession is good for the soul. It frees one from the bands of secrecy that for so long has tied our hands and feet, and releases us to more boldly walk out our faith. Want victory over sin? You are going to have to tell somebody…the “word of your testimony”…will bring others to freedom from the yoke of sin.

            You see, so many women cannot fight boldly against abortion for fear that their own sin might be exposed. The sit silently in the pew, harboring their own regret, as they watch young women walk off the same plank they stepped over thirty years before. Let Jesus set you free so that you might free others.

            It is time to stand up. Abortion has destroyed enough lives. Let the Lord turn your test into a testimony. Women have suffered enough. Until the church deals with the scourge of abortion the battle for life will never be won.

            How can we stand silently by as other young women chew off their leg? Let Romans 8:28 become real in your life.

          • mrpoohead

            Well couldn’t be bothered to read beyond the couple of paragraphs – blimey. And you know this because you are a woman? Well you’re picture shows you to be a fat man, so you do not know, nor will you ever. None of your business.

          • afchief

            The truth always offends!!! Does it not?

          • mrpoohead

            Nah, too long-winded.

          • Chrissy Vee

            This mosquito’s name suits him well.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            “Coach Daubenmire is a former high school football coach who
            ran into some career trouble in the late 1990s for coercing his students to pray. He was sued by ACLU, though according to himself “the ACLU relented and offered Coach an out of court settlement. God honored his stand and the ACLU backed off,” which sort of fails to mention the fact that the court ordered Daubenmire to stop leading religious activities at school and that the school board paid an $ 18,000 settlement. But Daubenmire is a traditional Liar-for-Jesus, so you wouldn’t expect much honesty from that source. “As a result of the experience, Coach heard the call to move out of coaching a high school team, to the job of coaching God’s team,” is not entirely accurate either.”

            from the “Encyclopedia of American Loons” website

            (by the way, for anyone else reading this, Mr. Daubenmire is the one who actually wrote the huge, long thing that afchief copy-and-paste-plagiarised above.)

          • afchief

            The truth ALWAYS offends!! Does it not?

        • mrpoohead

          Are you aware of how backward this makes America – pretty much every nation in the Western world it is legal, even in countries were Catholicism is dominant. Welcome to America – home of the dark ages.
          Guns – legislation is heavily in force in all Western countries bar America. They’re homicide rate is a fifth to a tenth of America. In the UK the laws were introduced by the party on the right – social responsibility, not money!

          • afchief

            Baby Saved

            Columbus, OH – Aug 5, 2014 – “I just left the doctor’s office. I was heavily leaning toward it [abortion],” the pregnant mother told us last Friday, her eyes on our signs of abortion victims lining the street. Created Equal’s team was standing outside Mt. Carmel East in Columbus—a Catholic hospital which grants admitting privileges to abortionists—publicly exposing this hypocrisy when Deirdra pulled her car over on the side of the road to share her story.

            Tears streaming from her eyes, Deirdra told us she would no longer consider killing her baby. After seeing the victims, abortion was no longer a viable alternative in Deirdra’s mind. It was an act of violence in which she wanted no part.

            Just moments before, one Mt. Carmel doctor had approached Mark to declare that we were wasting our time; that our strategy wasn’t effective.

            Deirdra disagreed. She finished by saying: “You are making a difference.”

          • mrpoohead

            Errrrrrrrrrrr, she had the choice that’s the difference. The decision ain’t anyone’s but the mother’s to make.

          • afchief

            Nope! It is as much the Fathers as the Mothers. It takes two to make a baby.

            Real men don’t kill babies….they raise them.

          • mrpoohead

            Nope sorry, he’s not the carrier, nor is he the feeding machine, nor most likely the main parent – plus he’s probably retarded. You should be okay though; boobs enough to feed an army by the looks of it.
            History lesson – real men do kill babies.

          • afchief

            More proof liberalism truly is a mental disorder!!!

          • mrpoohead

            ……………but thankfully rescued capitalism.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Thanks for posting that, Chief – well-done!

      • gizmo23

        Really tough to cut copy paste

    • Chrissy Vee

      Great post, but very sad. Ignore the pesky mosquitoes here. Anything for attention.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    It is nice to see that these lawmakers have gone on the record with their support of the modern-day barbaric practice of abortion.

    When they stand before their Maker, they will have no excuse when He asks them what they did for His little ones.