It’s time for the left to give the personhood drumbeat a rest. As much as they would love to have the public believe that every bill Republicans introduce is some clandestine attempt to pass personhood legislation, it’s not.
So to hear Democrats, like Sen. Pat Steadman (D-Denver), cry personhood over Senate President Bill Cadman’s fetal homicide bill is hugely disappointing.
Cadman’s bill would enable Colorado prosecutors to file murder charges when an unborn baby is killed. Like in the case of Michelle Wilkins whose baby was horrifically cut from her womb. No murder charges were filed against the perpetrator of this attack because there was no mechanism in Colorado law to allow such charges to be brought.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, “Cadman’s bill specifically exempts from prosecution of homicide or assault of a fetus: mothers of a fetus, medical procedures performed by physicians at the request of a mother or the mother’s legal guardian, or the lawful dispensation or administration of lawfully prescribed medication.”
He went to great lengths to make sure that this fetal homicide bill was not hijacked by the personhood crowd and is simply a bill that will bring justice to murder victims, like Michelle Wilkins’s baby. Democrats need to give the personhood shtick a rest on this one and stop being so beholden to Planned Parenthood and NARAL that they’re unwilling to take action.