CRTL's Brady Amendment Talking Points
Brady Amendment Text: "In the interest of the protection of pregnant mothers and their unborn children from criminal offenses and negligent and wrongful acts, the words 'person' and 'child' in the Colorado Criminal Code and the Colorado Wrongful Death Act must include unborn human beings." See also the full text (effective date, etc.) and visit avoiceforbrady.com.
Persons not Property: Please support the abolition of human abortion in every way that God enables you. Petitioning registered voters, Colorado's personhood coalition turned in 140,000 signatures and have gained ballot access for the November 2014 general election! Please educate yourself with these talking points and donate so that we can wage an effective campaign to pass the Brady Amendment 67 so that Colorado can recognize that every human being is a person and that every innocent child deserves protection by love and by law.
Will the Brady Amendment Stop Abortion? Colorado law prohibits the intentional killing of every innocent person. Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S. 18-3-102 (2013) states:
TITLE 18. CRIMINAL CODE
ARTICLE 3. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
PART 1. HOMICIDE AND RELATED OFFENSES
18-3-102 (1) A person commits the crime of murder in the first degree if:
(a) After deliberation and with the intent to cause the death of a person other than himself, he causes the death of that person or of another person...
Brady requires that the state "must include unborn human beings" in this statute and in all the “Offenses Against the Person”. The the Brady Amendment 67 makes abortion a criminal offense. C.R.S. 18-3-102 (1) describes first degree murder. Of course Colorado's Criminal Code goes on to provide protection against the killing of innocent persons in other circumstances which, under Brady, would now apply also to "unborn human beings." But what about Roe? See Dred and Roe v. Wade below.
How About HB13-1154? The abortion industry's so-called fetal homicide bill was designed to protect not children but those who charge money to kill unborn children. Planned Parenthood's bill further undermines the child's safety by stating that, "nothing in this act shall be construed to confer personhood, or any rights associated with that status, on a human being at any time prior to live birth..." This is an insult to Brady, to every child, and to God in whose image they are made.
Snowflake Children: This baby girl was adopted, like all the snowflake kids, as a frozen embryo. A snowflake child is one of the strongest proofs that even the littlest child, a single-celled human, is a person. Little Elisha Lancaster shown here, frozen for years, was fully alive and fully human when she was transfered into her mom Maria's womb. Elisha was not a boy but already a little girl, at the very moment that she came into existence in a laboratory. Then, four years later, this tiny person was adopted, Federal Expressed across the country, and implanted in mom's womb.
Isn’t It Part of the Woman’s Body? Half the time the fetus is a boy. Always the mother is female. Her son’s Y chromosome cannot be part of mom. He’s a genetically distinct individual. And whether it’s a baby boy or girl, the baby is not the woman’s body, but has his or her own body within mom. The unborn baby’s first cry for food is actually a pheromone signal, from one organism to another. A hormone is a chemical signal between organs within an organism, but the baby’s request is a human pheromone. So while still traveling toward the womb, the fetal cry lets mom know the baby’s already hungry!
Would a Mother Be Arrested for Miscarriage? That claim is pure fear mongering. History demonstrates the truth. When the nation recognized abortion as illegal, the authorities never arrested a single doctor or woman for a miscarriage.
Should Eggs Have Rights? Those who kill unborn children try to dehumanize them by referring to the youngest ones as “eggs.” Confusing an egg with an organism is biological and moral ignorance. The Carnegie Institute’s world-renowned Stages of Early Human Development lists terms with “no scientific usefulness” and says that “the term ‘egg’ is best reserved for… the breakfast table.” Immoral terms like gooks and fertilized egg dehumanize other people to make it easier to kill them.
Won’t This Outlaw Contraceptives? No, recognizing personhood has no effect on contraceptives that only prevent fertilization. However, personhood would prohibit any chemical abortifacient that kills the tiniest boys and girls. When the abortion industry says that personhood would outlaw contraceptives, they’re either lying now, or they were lying then, for they’ve spent decades telling women that such chemicals did not kill a living embryo. Women should know whether or not a chemical would abort their children. Personhood Amendment 67 will end these lies.
Where Do Rights Come From? Human rights do not come from the government, for then they wouldn’t be rights; nor from the majority (consider America and slaves, Germany and Jews); nor from the doctor or hospital. For rights come from our Creator, at that moment we are created, as Jeremiah 1:5 quotes God, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” The Declaration of Independence affirms what those who believe in God have always known. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life…” We have human rights because we are made in our Creator’s image and likeness, which is why parents, unlike animals, have a moral obligation to protect and love our children, born and unborn.
Won’t Personhood Hurt Rape and Incest Victims? Consider the horror of abortion for incest. Cruelly, the abortion clinic typically covers up the crime of incest by sending the victim back home to her rapist. Even worse, they often send her home with her rapist, the very criminal who impregnated her and then brought her to Planned Parenthood. Abortion for incest emboldens a criminal to rape his young relative; helps him escape being caught; tempts him to repeat his crime; and is not compassionate because it kills a baby, fuels rape, and increases the woman’s suffering. Personhood for the unborn helps people understand that there are no hard cases when deciding to love a baby. You don’t kill a child because her father is a criminal. As documented by Live Action Film’s Lila Rose and by Life Dynamics’ Caught on Tape, abortion clinics in Colorado and nationwide routinely refuse to comply with mandatory reporting laws for suspected child rape.
What About the Life of the Mother? The personhood campaign cares as much for the mom as for the baby, so why no “life” exception? The doctor’s goal should be to save mom and the baby, if possible, but never to kill the mother to save the baby, nor to kill the child to save the mother. With a tubal pregnancy for example we cannot save the child and we must remove the embryo to save the mother. Sadly then the baby dies. Society’s attempt to justify killing the unborn leads to absurdities like the exception in the partial birth abortion ban. In reality, when a delivery is needed to save mom, the doctor shouldn’t stop caring for the mother just long enough to kill the baby. The PBA ban itself has no authority to save a single child because the abortionist simply uses a variation of PBA or some other late-term technique to kill the baby. However, the very idea of delaying the saving of a mom in order to stop midway to kill the baby is such an obvious cruelty and deception that it exposes the hard-heartedness of those who argue for such exceptions. An “exception” is a euphemism for deliberately killing a baby. That’s why personhood is changing what it means to be pro-life.
Every Snowflake: Love and law should protect every embryo, even frozen ones like he was…
Science, Right and Wrong: The laws of the physical sciences do not even use the words right and wrong. On the other hand, the laws of logic, justice and reason are not physical (they have no shape, no mass, no polarity, etc.) so there is a non-physical reality of justice and reason. So moral relativism does not have scientific support. And the humanist clichés that masquerade as science are easily rebutted:
- There is no truth! Rebuttal: Is that true?
- T here are no absolutes! Rebuttal: Absolutely?
- O nly your five senses provide real knowledge. Rebuttal: Says which of the five?
- O nly the physical realm is real! Rebuttal: That claim itself is not physical.
Albert Einstein, in the book Out of My Later Years, wrote that, “Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be,” necessarily excluding from its domain “value judgments of all kinds.” Thus science could not even prove that the Holocaust or slavery were wrong. Our understanding of right and wrong flows from the Creator who gave us the right to life!
Dred and Roe v. Wade: The failed approach for 40 years to get the U.S. Supreme Court to right its own wrong and reverse Roe v. Wade is not surprising. Why not? Because the Justices have referred to their 150-year old pro-slavery Dred Scott decision 56 times without the court ever admitting to the illegitimacy of that ruling’s crime against millions of people. And ‘pro-life’ presidents say they ignore abortion when nominating judges, who serve for life. The court might not reverse itself for centuries. But Roe itself says that if “personhood is established, [abortion] collapses.” Yet some think it’s “the wrong time” because the Court is not ready to admit the illegitimacy of its abortion ruling. But after a war, a constitutional amendment, and abolition, the Supreme Court still has not acknowledged its illegitimacy for denying full personhood rights of black slaves. Abolitionist William Wilberforce would never have opposed those fighting for abolition and he urged the U.S. to fight to end, rather than to regulate, slavery. It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.
Fetus Recognized as a Child from the Beginning: 3,500 years ago the Mosaic Law in the Bible recognized the unborn child as a person (ColoradoRTL.org/Bible). 2,400 years ago the “father of medicine” wrote in the Hippocratic Oath, “I will not… cause an abortion.” Moms have always talked about the “baby” in their womb. And throughout history the child’s amazing development has been known through miscarriage (which is tragic but a natural death, as contrasted with abortion which is deliberate murder). And today 4D ultrasound shows for all to see what has always been known, the precious humanity of the child in the womb. Abortion is wrong because it’s a baby; it’s always wrong to intentionally kill a baby. So please Colorado RTL pass the Brady Amendment 67!
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