However, she beat some of the charges against her
An abortionist affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine has been sanctioned for going to the media to discuss an abortion she committed on a 10-year-old girl.
Caitlin Bernard must pay a $3,000 fine after she “was found to have violated state and federal patient privacy laws” in relation to interviews she gave last summer after she aborted the preborn baby of a 10-year-old girl from Ohio. Undisclosed in initial reports was that the girl was reportedly raped by her mother’s boyfriend, an illegal immigrant. The girl traveled to Indiana for an abortion.
The story, originally published on July 1, 2022, came just days after the Supreme Court ruled that there was no federal right to an abortion. As a result, Ohio implemented its prohibition on abortions when a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, which is typically around six weeks.
“Bernard received a letter of reprimand and a fine for charges related to abortion care she provided last year to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio,” WFYI reported. “In 4-1 votes, the Medical Licensing Board decided that was enough information to violate federal and state confidentiality laws.” The meeting occurred on May 25.
She (pictured) appeared to cry during the hearing and accused Attorney General Todd Rokita of creating a “political stunt” by filing complaints against her.
“However, the board dismissed two other allegations in the complaint, determining she did not violate laws requiring physicians to immediately report suspected child abuse and keep abreast of mandatory reporting and patient privacy laws,” CNN reported.
A colleague of Dr. Bernard made statements that indicated she believed the state’s pro-life laws would lead to a lower quality of student attending the university.
Last year, Dr. Nicole Scott said Indiana’s prohibitions on abortion, which now remains pending in the court system, could lead to a lower “quality” of OB/GYN students.
“We’re concerned this is going to affect the quality of candidates that we receive and certainly the education we can provide,” Dr. Scott said in September 2022.
She did not respond to requests for comment at the time from The College Fix on what she meant.
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