Recent events in Colorado could also help the effort.
Earlier this year, lawyers for a Colorado Catholic hospital sparked controversy when they argued the hospital wasn't liable for the deaths of unborn twin babies because they weren't recognized as persons under the law. The Catholic bishops of the state quickly moved to instruct the lawyers not to use that argument.
In July 2012, an unborn child died in a miscarriage after the baby's mother was shot in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. The suspected shooter, James Holmes, was not charged for that death.
Two personhood amendments have gone before Colorado voters, but neither attracted more than 30 percent of the vote. Another proposed amendment to define personhood failed to qualify the 2012 ballot. These efforts tried to define personhood from the moment of fertilization or from the moment human development begins.
The Brady Amendment differs from these previous amendments. Its phrasing only concerns victims of crime or negligence. Since abortion is legal in Colorado, the amendment may not have any effect on it.
Colorado state lawmakers are also considering legislation that would criminalize the deaths of babies like Brady as "unlawful termination of a pregnancy" without recognizing their personhood.
But Personhood USA president Keith Mason said that legislation "falls completely short."
"It was partly authored by Planned Parenthood. Not only does it remove every restriction for abortion that is on the books, but it intentionally and specifically denotes that anyone not born is not a person," Mason told CNA.
He said the proposed Brady Amendment isn't a "traditional personhood amendment."
"It's more like a fetal homicide law that's already in the books in 38 different states. For some reason, Colorado hasn't passed common-sense legislation like this."
However, he also commented that the proposed amendment doesn't "legitimize abortion."
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"It's an abortion-neutral law that simply says that Brady, and children like Brady, are persons," Mason said.
The video about Brady Surovik is available at the website thebradyproject.com.