State Sen. Glenn Coffee said the measure will allow victims of domestic violence defend themselves and their unborn children.
"Unfortunately, the unborn child is often the primary target of domestic violence," Coffee said in a statement. "Domestic violence has been acknowledged as a primary cause of stillbirths and miscarriages."
If it's inconceivable for a father to punch and hit a pregnant woman to induce an abortion then it is even more inconceivable for a mother to kill the very life she is nurturing in her womb through abortion. The natural tendency of mothers is to nurture their children. Not so, says our culture of death. America calls it a 'choice'; along with choosing green apples or red apples at the grocery store. Perhaps now, as America defines which parent can inflict death upon the unborn child, our country may ponder the question: 'is not also the unborn child the primary target of the domestic violence of abortion?' After all, Mother Teresa, a model for mothers and the modern day example of nurturing care for the unwanted said:
"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.
. . . And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners."
- Mother Teresa's Letter to the U.S. Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade (February 1994)
Then again addressing America:
"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?
. . . And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
Many people are also concerned about all the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today -- abortion which brings people to such blindness."
- Mother Teresa (The National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C, February 5, 1994. Before then President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Mrs. Gore, and a room packed with 4,000 others)