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Murder Charges Dropped Against Georgia Woman Who Took Abortion Pills

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Police arrested Jones Saturday after a hospital social worker called the cops when Jones, reportedly 5½ months pregnant, delivered the fetus in the car on the way to the hospital, according to police reports cited by the AP. Jones was charged with malice murder and possession of a dangerous drug. The hospital social worker said a break-up with her boyfriend had prompted Jones to take the four abortion pills, which she had purchased on the Internet.

Georgia law says that abortions after the first trimester must take place 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, according to WALB-TV.