The governor of Colorado recently signed a law that legalizes abortions at any point until birth. Theoretically, a woman in labor could have the baby aborted and this would be legal. I don’t see how that is anything but murder. However, that isn’t the point of this post. Here is a link to the law itself. (pdf warning)
The point here is that the law reads (in part):
A FERTILIZED EGG, EMBRYO, OR FETUS DOES NOT HAVE
INDEPENDENT OR DERIVATIVE RIGHTS UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE.
So I wonder how long it will be before a case comes before the court where someone has injured a pregnant woman and caused the loss of her baby. Like the case of Heather Surovik.
Heather Surovik was eight months pregnant when a drunk driver struck her car on a summer afternoon on the outskirts of Denver. A 27-year-old preschool teacher at the time, she was expecting to give birth within days, in July 2012, to a boy she had named Brady. “I survived,” she said. “Brady did not.” To Surovik, that was a homicide. But not according to Colorado law. “I was told that because my son did not take a breath, he was not considered a person,” she said. “He was considered part of my injuries—a loss of a pregnancy.”
This resulted in Amendment 67 being placed on Colorado’s ballot in 2014. The measure was defeated. So in Colorado, anyone can kill an unborn baby. A person can stab, shoot, or run over a pregnant woman, causing the loss of her unborn child, and that loss will be considered an injury.
Even CNN thought that this unborn fetus was a child. CNN host Erin Burnett exclaimed: “That baby was 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was going to be born in a couple of days. How could you not define that as a person? That is a viable life.” Showing that the left has no concept of cognitive dissonance, this same CNN anchor is in favor of abortion.
I guess this is what the women of Colorado want, although looking at the new law, they are not even women any longer, but are now “pregnant individuals.” The words female and woman do not appear in the new law, not even once.