Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion

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Some of the evidence against Jessica Burgess, 41, was handed over to police by Facebook. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, released a statement saying it had received valid warrants from law enforcement in Nebraska and that “the warrants did not mention abortion at all.” Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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A 41-year-old woman is facing felony charges in Nebraska for allegedly helping her teenage daughter illegally abort a pregnancy, and the case highlights how law enforcement can make use of online communications in the post-Roe

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