A bill proposed by Senator Mark Christensen of Imperial in the Judiciary Committee would ensure the rights of a pregnant woman to use force to protect herself. In Michigan, a woman carrying quadrouplets with kicked in the stomach by her boyfriend and stabbed him. The woman was convicted for manslaughter, but the decision was later appealed.
“Michigan’s use of force law in the protection of others was not clear as to one’s right in the case of protecting an unborn child.”
Christensen wants to make sure Nebraska’s law is clear. However, some members of the committee feel the bill is not needed as someone kicked in the stomach would already have rights under the state’s self defense law.