Catholic Hospital Fetus

February 4, 2013 - 3:31 PM
In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 photo, Heather Surovik, who lost her 8 1/2-month-old unborn son when her car was struck by drunken driver Gary Sheats in 2012, prepares to speak at a news conference promoting a political drive to grant "personhood" status to unborn fetuses at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Prosecutors could not file vehicular manslaughter charges because her unborn son was not legally a person. When a Catholic hospital in Colorado used the same argument to avoid a wrongful death lawsuit over twin fetuses that died in its care, it triggered an avalanche of criticism. At center is Surovik's mother, Terry Koester, and at left is Keith Mason of the organization Personhood USA. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)