MADRID, July 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Indiana Attorney General has launched an investigation into Caitlin Bernard, a doctor who “aborted” a 10-year-old girl who was raped.
“As Attorney General, I have a duty to investigate matters that lie before me and over which I have authority, particularly as they relate to children,” Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said in statements collected by the Washington Post became.
The investigation into Bernard begins almost four weeks after she told the Indianapolis Star in an article that an Ohio doctor called her about a young patient who was six weeks pregnant and three days after a rape. The girl had an abortion at an Indianapolis clinic on June 30, nearly a week after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade had struck down the precedent that allowed abortions in the country.
Rokita has sent a notice to Bernard’s legal team informing them that the doctor is being investigated because her client failed to follow “proper protocols” to report rape and abortion.
However, Bernard reported the abortion to both the Indiana Department of Health and the Department of Children’s Services within the required timeframe, and the girl had been molested, according to health records reviewed by CNN.
Under Indiana law, an abortion in a person under the age of 16 must be reported to the state Department of Health and also to the Department of Children’s Services within three days of the abortion.
On July 3, the 10-year-old girl was forced to move out of Ohio at the sixth week after a statewide ban on abortion went into effect at the end of June.
The minor had to be transferred to the state of Indiana after being refused to perform the abortion in her home state when a gynecologist determined last Monday that she had been six weeks and three days pregnant, Indianapolis reported in early July, according to the Star Tribune.
Health workers in Indiana have noticed an increase in out-of-state patients requesting abortions because abortions are already illegal in their places of origin.