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Mainland U.S. edited from a 600px map by Jared Benedict at Libre Map Project and non-continental states from by the United States Department of Justice.

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  • National Conference of State Legislatures. (June 2006). "Fetal Homicide". Retrieved January 19, 2007.
  • Arizona law declares, for example, that “A person commits negligent homicide if with criminal negligence the person causes the death of another person, including an unborn child....An offense under this section applies to an unborn child in the womb at any stage of its development.” [1]
  • Mississippi law declares, for example, that “For purposes of the offenses enumerated in this subsection (1), the term ‘human being’ includes an unborn child at every stage of gestation from conception until live birth and the term ‘unborn child’ means a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb: (a) Section 97-3-7, simple and aggravated assault and domestic violence; (b) Section 97-3-15, justifiable homicide; (c) Section 97-3-17, excusable homicide; (d) Section 97-3-19, capital murder; (e) Section 97-3-27, homicide while committing a felony; (f) Section 97-3-29, homicide while committing a misdemeanor….” [2]
  • Oklahoma law declares that, for example, “Homicide is the killing of one human being by another….As used in this section, ‘human being’ includes an unborn child, as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.” [3] “’Unborn child’ means the unborn offspring of human beings from the moment of conception….” [4]
  • Missouri law declares that, for example, “an unborn child is a person for the purposes of section 565.020, RSMo 1994, the statute defining the crime of murder in the first degree…. the term "unborn children" or "unborn child" shall include all unborn child or children or the offspring of human beings from the moment of conception until birth at every stage of biological development”[5]
  • New York law declares that, for example, “Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person or an unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than twenty-four weeks under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, criminally negligent homicide, abortion in the first degree or self-abortion in the first degree.“.[6]
  • West Virginia law declares that, for example, "For purposes of enforcing the provisions of sections one, four and seven of this article.... a pregnant woman and the embryo or fetus she is carrying in the womb constitute separate and distinct victims.” [7] Section one deals with murder.[8]
  • North Carolina law declares that a person who in the commission of a felony causes injury to a woman, knowing the woman to be pregnant, which injury results in a miscarriage or stillbirth by the woman is guilty of a felony that is one class higher than the felony committed.[9]

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