Facebook Messages Obtained by Nebraska Police About Teen's Alleged Abortion

According to court documents, Facebook's parent company Meta provided the information after receiving a search warrant.

Before the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, the important 1973 ruling that established abortion rights,

police in Norfolk, Nebraska, began investgating into the alleged abortion in April. 

Concerns regarding the possible use of web data as criminal evidence against people seeking abortions have been raised in response to the Supreme Court's decision.

According to court documents, the teenager told a Norfolk Police detective that she miscarried and delivering a stillborn.

Police discovered from the teen's medical records that she was more than 23 weeks pregnant

 At the time because Nebraska forbids most abortions 20 weeks after fertilization.

The teenager scrolled through messages on her Facebook Messenger account from April, when she was attempting to gain her mother's attention, as the detective questioned her about the timing of the miscarriage.

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