I tried to refind the articles, but I can't. Which annoys me, because context is always helpful. But at any rate, the issue is how do you deal with an attack that causes a miscarriage? Is it simply ignored, with the crime against the woman considered, whether it's murder or just assault? Is it an additional homicide in cases where the parent(s) were intending to bring it to term? Is it an unlawful abortion? Is it a form of theft?
The way it's dealt with matters, because in both the law and society, words have meaning-- and application of laws can create precedent. We dealt with this situation some back in 1L Criminal law. I don't remember how most of the people in the class felt, but I do remember that the cases dealt with scenarios where the woman wanted a child, and some of them were pretty horrifying, in part because of our societal views that pregnant women are to be protected, and in part just because of the brutality of the attack (I still remember reading about one man who said he was going to "stomp the baby" out of a woman).
I do think it should be taken seriously-- and I don't think that that in any way is in conflict with my being pro-choice. It's pro-choice. Which means I respect the choices that women make for their bodies and reproductive futures, and I don't think abortions or miscarriages should be forced any more than I think they should be prohibited. But the killing of a wanted fetus that the mother is planning to bring to term still should not count as a homicide-- because a fetus is not a person. When it dies, a person is not dying-- a potential person is, even though a couple who wants a child may have already named it, and may already be emotionally thinking of it as a person. But it isn't a person.
Still, because of their hopes and dream and effort put into it, and lifestyle changes, and potential dangers of just being pregnant, people invest a lot into a wanted pregnancy. And there should be some kind of extra charge. I guess the best that I can come up with would be a new charge, based on the idea of theft, but even that doesn't quite convey the right tone. It's a trespass against someone's body in a way that a normal physical assault isn't, and it steals their past efforts and their hope of having that fetus be a child. So I don't think it should be ignored, and I don't think it should be treated as murder, but I do think there should be some additional charge, and I also think that that is completely in low with a pro-choice viewpoint.