June 10, 2015 2:00 pm -


Kenlissia Jones was arrested and charged with malice murder under Georgia’s so-called ‘feticide’ law after giving birth on the way to the hospital to a fetus that later died.

Now, prosecutors have come to their senses and dropped the charges.

Legal experts say prosecuting Jones would fly in the face of Georgia state and case law, the Wall Street Journal reports. State law forbids prosecuting women for feticide in association with their own pregnancies, attorney and women’s advocate Lynn Paltrow told the Journal. And a precedent-setting case determined a teen who shot herself in the abdomen while pregnant, resulting in a stillbirth, couldn’t be prosecuted for performing an illegal abortion. Prosecutors dropped the case.

“I have been involved in the pro-life movement for well over 20 years, and I’m not aware of a situation like this ever,” Genevieve Wilson, a director of the anti-abortion group Georgia Right to Life, told Talking Points Memo. “I’m very surprised by it.”

District Attorney Greg Edwards told WALB he has never seen a case like this, but Tuesday evening remarked, “as of right now she’s still charged.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

26 responses to Murder Charges Dropped Against Georgia Woman Facing Jail For Taking Pill That Allegedly Killed Fetus

  1. tracey marie June 10th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Good, leave women alone concerning their uterus.

  2. Warman1138 June 10th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Intimidation through fear of prosecution.

  3. rg9rts June 10th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    They going to charge everyone that uses a condom with attempted murder??Men included??

    • Jimmy Fleck June 10th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      I hope you understand the difference between sperm, eggs, and a fetus.

      • rg9rts June 11th, 2015 at 12:17 am

        and Santorum…imbecile

      • rg9rts June 11th, 2015 at 12:17 am

        and Santorum…imbecile

  4. noshel June 10th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I think some of these Laws need to changed or taken off the books. Women should have the rights to have an abortion, if she feel that’s what she wants, and the Government should help her to get it!..
    However there is another side to it, I also believe that women who want to use abortion as contraceptive, should not be allowed , to do so, If a woman have two abortion, say in the same year. the third time she should get it but the Government should step in and do what have to be done to stop her from ever getting pregnant again!…
    This should be the Law, this would give these women enough time to think about using protection or not, but you will be sterilized.

    • Sydney June 10th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Let’s start with vasectomies for the menz.

      • noshel June 10th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

        Sure, I agree with you.
        You see I am a real man, who know his responsibility when it come on to sex and baby making!…

        • Sydney June 10th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

          Oh, you see I am a real woman who accepts her own responsibility, but I don’t meddle with people’s private medical concerns.

          How do you plan to determine whether or not there was simply a birth control failure or not? You want the government too step in and play medical doctor?
          Forced sterilization? Wow….ain’t America great!

          • noshel June 10th, 2015 at 8:10 pm

            My idea is simple, whether or not its a birth control defect, doesn’t matter to me, as I said, three times and you should be sterilize!…
            I don’t like to get into people private lives either, but to me some people might as well have certain procedure done , rather than keep getting the same thing done every time!…

          • Bunya June 11th, 2015 at 9:57 am

            Then I guess if you’re going to get into the private lives of people, you may as well start by monitoring the female reproductive system. We have homeless and hungry people living in the streets, but f*ck them! It’s more important we make sure women aren’t doing anything that you find morally deviant.

          • noshel June 11th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

            you sound pretty silly.
            may be I need to teach you A,B,C. so you can understand!…
            This is not about controlling any one private life, I am more to saving women lives , if they make it out alive from their first abortion!..
            I am simply saying to women, Just smarten up, and use all the contraceptives you can get and protect yourself , instead of one day that abortion will cost you your life!…
            This is all I am trying to prevent!…

          • Bunya June 12th, 2015 at 9:41 am

            Wow! Do you think an abortion is equivalent to having triple bypass surgery? You’re way off base! I don’t know how they are in your country, but in the US, they’re one of the safest procedures out there (considering you go to a licenses doctor to have it done). The only way an abortion will cost a woman her life is if Roe v. Wade is overturned and she has to resort to back alley abortions, wire coat hangers and/or bleach douches to rid herself of an unwanted pregnancy.

          • noshel June 12th, 2015 at 10:39 am

            May be that’s why you should shut your Mouth!…
            Even in the US it does happen where women died from abortion carried out by licenced doctors, May be you will remember not too long the Doctor in , the Philadelphia area where he carry out several abortion, where several of his patients ended up dead!..

          • Bunya June 12th, 2015 at 10:55 am

            If you’re referring to Kermit Gosnell, he’s a disreputable physician who not only lost his license, but is now in jail. And it wasn’t several patients, it was only one that ended up dead. Not all doctors are like him.

          • noshel June 12th, 2015 at 11:22 am

            That’s the problem, those women did not know that, he was a monster parading himself as a doctor who they could trust!..
            The point is , pretty simply, you cant stop drinking and driving, you should never be allowed to own a care or have a drivers licence!..
            Same thing for habitual abortionists, since they cant protect themselves from themselves , I believe some one should help them!.

          • noshel June 12th, 2015 at 11:26 am

            I would suggest you go to the Jamaica Observer News paper and read their stories , and you will also see another reason why women should not be allowed to become pregnant if they cant afford it, not because they think they can or should be able to have an abortion at will!…
            One young fella was just sentence to prison, because he stole a cell phone, and his explanation to the judge , was that he did it because he was hungry!..
            This is another one of the reason why women who want to get pregnant should at lease planned it, and if get caught off guard once , they should not make it happen a third time!…

    • Bunya June 10th, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Why is it any of your business at all?

      • noshel June 10th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

        Because I think “Government” people like you want to control other people lives, but wouldn’t want any one to do the same to you!..

        • Bunya June 11th, 2015 at 5:27 pm

          Maybe the government should hunt down people who believe certain women should be sterilized, and castrate them.

          • noshel June 11th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

            What will that do?

          • Bunya June 12th, 2015 at 9:35 am

            It will weed out the herd, so people who think the government should step in and do what has to be done to stop women from getting pregnant, doesn’t have a chance to reproduce.

          • noshel June 12th, 2015 at 10:41 am

            You are so silly, I see no point in having a discussion with you!…
            I seems to be getting a feeling the type of person you are, and your mentality!..

  5. Budda June 10th, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I would hope she sues the pants off of whoever is responsible for this.

  6. granpa.usthai June 10th, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    WTF happened to: – it’s god’s way of keeping another Adolf Hitler from being born?