Bishop Coffey has a long history of pro-life work and advocacy. Before being ordained in 1996, Coffey was active in pro-life work with Operation Rescue, a non-violent organization that “rescues” persons by placing their bodies between abortionists and their intended victims, even being arrested a dozen times for his efforts. During his time as a seminarian, priest, and newly ordained bishop, Coffey has frequently prayed outside Planned Parenthoods. Coffey is also on the board for LIFE Runners.