Fetal killing not banned in 16 states, federal law

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http://www.stateline.org/story.do?storyId=302037 Sixteen states and the federal government lack the kind of fetal homicide law used to charge the husband of Laci Peterson, the Modesto woman who disappeared last Christmas eve when she was eight months pregnant, stateline.org reportrs. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming. Twenty-seven states ban fetal homicides, while seven states–Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia-- add to . . .

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