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Georgia woman who used abortion pills still faces legal woes

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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman who was accused of terminating her pregnancy using pills she ordered online still faces legal problems after a murder charge against her was dropped.

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said Wednesday that Georgia law doesn't allow for 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones of Albany to be prosecuted for malice murder. Police charged Jones after she delivered her fetus in a car headed to a hospital Saturday. A social worker told officers she used pills to induce labor after breaking up with her boyfriend.

Jones remains charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing a dangerous drug, which Georgia law defines as any prescription drug.

Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women says it's part of a trend in which some women are prosecuted for exercising their abortion rights.

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