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Indiana’s attorney general wants a state board to sanction a doctor who provided abortion services to a 10-year-old child. His lawyer says it’s to ‘intimidate’ suppliers



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Indiana’s attorney general is asking the state’s Medical Licensing Board to sanction an Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion services to a 10-year-old girl – a move the doctor’s attorney has appealed an effort to “bully” abortion providers.

Attorney General Todd Rokita, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, alleges that Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated federal and Indiana law relating to patient privacy and reporting of child abuse, according to the complaint.

“Dr. Bernard violated the law, her patient’s trust, and the standards of the medical profession when she disclosed her patient’s abuse, medical problems, and medical treatment to a reporter at a rally for the right abortion to advance his political agenda,” Rokita said in a statement.

The complaint also claimed that Bernard had become “unfit” to practice by not keeping “acquainted with current professional theory or practice”.

The complaint asked the licensing board to impose “appropriate disciplinary measures”, but did not ask for a specific sanction.

Bernard’s attorney, Kathleen Delancey, in a statement on Wednesday, called Rokita’s filing a “last-ditch effort to intimidate” her and other abortion providers.

“While I am disappointed that he put my client in this position, we are not surprised given Mr. Rokita’s consistent efforts to use his office to seek to punish those with whom he disagrees. at the expense of Indiana taxpayers,” Delancey added.

Bernard, an obstetrician-gynecologist, provided abortion services in Indiana to a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio in late June, Bernard previously told CNN.

Ohio banned abortions as young as six weeks gestation following the Supreme Court ruling, and the girl was six weeks and three days pregnant, Bernard said.

In July, the Attorney General announced an investigation into Bernard’s potential failure to report abortion and child abuse.

Bernard sued the official several months later, alleging his office used illegitimate consumer complaints to search patient records and pursue the investigation, CNN previously reported.

“These improper investigations unfairly burden plaintiffs in numerous ways, threatening not only their livelihoods, but also the availability of essential services they provide to their patients,” the lawsuit states.

Indiana Department of Health documents obtained by CNN show Bernard reported the procedure two days after it was completed.

Bernard’s employer, Indiana University Health, concluded that she was “in compliance with privacy laws.”

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