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23-year-old woman charged with murder for swallowing abortion pill

By Mason White 12:03 PM July 9, 2015
Kenlissia Jones 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A young woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly swallowing an abortion pill that ended her pregnancy, police in Georgia said.

Albany police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones, after being accused of taking Cytotec to terminate her pregnancy.

She was nearly six months pregnant at the time of the incident.

Jones bought the pill from an online pharmacy based in Canada. Immediately after taking the pill, she felt intense pain and decided to go to a hospital.

According to the police investigation, Jones gave birth in a neighbor’s car on her way to the hospital.

The baby died 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital. Jones was booked into the Dougherty County Jail. Her brother, Rico Riggins, has been granted temporary custody of Jones’ 1-year-old son.

State law prohibits abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.