Woman sues Phoebe, APD, city of Albany after 'abortion pill' delivery case

Woman sues Phoebe, APD, city of Albany after 'abortion pill' delivery case

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than a dozen people are named in a lawsuit, including Phoebe Putney, the Albany Police Department and the city of Albany after charges were dropped against a Georgia woman accused of killing her fetus.

Police said Kenlissa Jones was charged with murder after taking an abortion pill then delivering the fetus in the back of a car on the way to the hospital.

Those charges were later dropped after the Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards determined Georgia law does not permit the prosecution of a woman ending her own pregnancy.

Now, Jones is suing the defendants for multiple things including drawing her blood without a warrant and unlawful seizure.

On Friday, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital released the following statement in response to the news of the lawsuit:

We believe the allegations against Phoebe in this lawsuit are completely without merit. If the case goes trial, Phoebe will prepare a vigorous defense which we expect would be successful.

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