HB 2081, sponsored by State Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-20), specifies that a pregnant woman may use deadly force if she reasonably believes that deadly force is necessary to protect her unborn child against death, serious physical injury, or any forcible felony. Under current
HB 2081 passed out of the General Assembly with overwhelming, bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate.
It is important that self-defense legislation like HB 2081 be signed into law. Please contact Governor Nixon and respectfully urge him to sign HB 2081. Contact information can be found by clicking here.