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Rokita investigating doctor who performed abortion on Ohio 10-year-old

Alan Mbathi
IPB News

UPDATE: The Indianapolis Star reports that according to documents the newspaper obtained through a public records request, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indiana physician who performed the abortion on the 10-year-old Ohio rape victim, disclosed it as required to the Indiana Department of Health and the Department of Child Services.

Bernard's lawyer says her client provided proper treatment. Attorney Kathleen DeLaney says Dr. Bernard “has not violated any law, including patient privacy laws" in discussing the case. A 27-year-old man was charged Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, with raping the girl.

Original story:

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is investigating the doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio.

Rokita said intentionally failing to report the procedure is a crime in Indiana. He spoke in an interview with Fox News Wednesday.

“We're gathering the information, we're gathering the evidence as we speak, and we're going to fight this to the end, including looking at her licensure.” Rokita said.

READ MORE: Man charged with rape of girl, 10, who traveled for abortion 

Rokita said there is strong public interest in understanding if someone under the age of 16 or 18 is having an abortion in Indiana.

“If a child is being sexually abused, of course,” Rokita said, “Parents need to know, authorities need to know, public policy experts need to know, we all need to know as citizens in a free republic so we can stop this.” 

Rokita blamed Marxists, socialists and those in the White House who “who want lawlessness at the border.”

The Indiana legislature will meet in special session July 25th to discuss abortion restrictions and inflation relief.

Updated: July 14, 2022 at 10:56 PM EDT