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Facebook Hands Over Chat Between Mom, Daughter, 17, About Abortion

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  • Facebook handed over chats to police about a teen’s at-home abortion
  • The platform received a warrant for Jessica and Celeste Burgess’ Facebook data
  • The warrant was probing the alleged burning of a stillborn fetus, Facebook said
  • Data obtained by the warrant aided in the case against the mother-daughter pair
  • Jessica, 41, was charged for helping Celeste carry out an abortion
  • Celeste, 17, was hit with felony charges over the alleged abortion at 23 weeks
  • Facebook claims it was unaware the data was for an abortion investigation

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