Dr. Bernard reprimanded, fined for violating three counts of privacy laws

INDIANAPOLIS – Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, testified before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board Thursday following a complaint by Attorney General Todd Rokita.

Rokita argues Bernard violated patient privacy laws and failed to report the abuse of the child – allegations she and her attorneys deny.

During her testimony Thursday, Bernard maintained she did nothing wrong when she told The Indianapolis Star last summer that she provided abortion care to the 10-year-old.

Indiana doctor faces discipline hearing over 10-year-old Ohio girl’s abortion

“I did not release any protected health information,” Dr. Bernard said. “I complied with all patient confidentiality and HIPAA laws to the best of my knowledge.”

Shortly after the story was published, Rokita appeared on Fox News July 13, 2022, alleging misconduct by the doctor.

“We have this abortion activist acting as a doctor with a history of failing to report,” Rokita said during the interview.

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