Following Outrage, Georgia Drops Anti-Choice Murder Charges

Following strong public outcry, officials on Wednesday dropped the murder charges against Kenlissa Jones, the 23-year-old Georgia mother who on Saturday was arrested for allegedly self-inducing an abortion.

“Jones had been charged by the Albany Police Department for the offense of malice murder,” the Dougherty County district attorney, Greg Edwards, said in a statement. “However, this morning, I dismissed that malice murder warrant after thorough legal research by myself and my staff led to the conclusion that Georgia law presently does not permit prosecution of Ms Jones for any alleged acts relating to the end of her pregnancy.”

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