An amendment will be on the ballot in 2014 seeking to add language to the Colorado constitution that gives personhood rights to unborn children. The amendment came after a 38 week old unborn boy was killed by a drunk driver and the driver was never charged because under Colorado law unborn persons are not recognized. A recent article explains:
“This amendment puts a new question before Colorado voters. In Heather’s experience with the tragic loss of her son, she was told that she had merely lost a ‘pregnancy’, not a baby, and therefore there were no charges filed against the criminal responsible for his death. This is one of many problems that stem from specifically denying the personhood rights of babies. Amendment 67 will acknowledge that Brady was a person and protect pregnant women and their children in Colorado.”
What is the law in West Virginia? Are unborn persons protected under West Virginia law in cases of criminal conduct? If we have no restrictions on our abortion industry can we possibly have any personhood laws to protect the unborn? Shouldn’t we? Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.