President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 21, 2009
Sen. Glenn Coffee
COFFEE GUARDS SANCTITY OF LIFE
Senate Bill 1103 by President Pro Tempore Glenn
Coffee received the Governor’s signature, providing protections
for pregnant women who are subject to domestic violence abuse.
The “Use of Force for the Protection of the
Unborn Act” gives a pregnant woman the right to use force
or deadly force against another to protect her unborn child. Such
protections include reasonable belief that the unborn child is
threatened, making the use of force immediately necessary for
the child’s protection.
“Oklahoma is one of the highest per capita
in violence against pregnant women, with the unborn child often
being the primary target of domestic violence,” said Coffee.
“We have rallied together to protect the sanctity
of life, and the passage of this bill is evidence that a new day
has dawned in Oklahoma’s Legislature,” Coffee added.
“I thank my colleagues and Governor Henry for the support
of this critical measure that will help a pregnant woman to not
only save her life but the life of her unborn child as well.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee's Office: 405-521-5636