Marshae Jones: Alabama is among 38 states that have foetal homicide laws recognising the foetus as a victim in cases of violence against a pregnant woman, according to the US National Conference of State Legislatures. Photograph: Jefferson County Jail/Reuters

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach. Her foetus did not survive the shooting, which authorities say happened durin(...)

Police arrest a suspect after a gunman  stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and  killed three people. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Four words attributed to the man accused of killing three people in a gun attack on a clinic in Colorado on Friday have lit a political fires(...)