Woman facing murder charge after attempting to abort 5-month-old fetus

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ALBANY, Ga. – A woman is Georgia is facing a murder charge after the death of her five-month-old fetus she delivered in an abortion attempt.

Officials say Kenlissa Jones, 23, took an “abortion pill” that she purchased on the internet, then delivered her five-month-old fetus while inside a car, according to WALB.

The child, a baby boy, died about 30 minutes after he was born.

Georgia law states that no abortions are authorized after the first trimester unless it is performed in a licensed hospital, in a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or in a health facility licensed as an abortion facility by the Department of Community Health.

Jones is being held in jail without bond.

She is charged with malice murder and possession of a dangerous drug.

A local district attorney told WALB that this is the first time he has seen this kind of situation.

Her other son, who is just under two years old, is in her brother’s custody.

Read more at WALB.

 

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