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Fri May 26, 2023, 12:30 AM

Indiana doctor reprimanded for talking publicly about Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-doctor-reprimanded-talking-publicly-041610698.html


INDIANAPOLIS ó An Indiana board decided Thursday night to reprimand an Indianapolis doctor after finding that she violated patient privacy laws by talking publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio.

The state Medical Licensing Board voted that Dr. Caitlin Bernard didnít abide by privacy laws by telling a newspaper reporter about the girlís treatment in a case that became a political flashpoint in the national abortion debate days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer.

The board, however, rejected accusations from Indianaís Republican attorney general that Bernard violated state law by not reporting the child abuse to Indiana authorities. Board members chose to fine Bernard $3,000 for the violations, turning down a request from the attorney generalís office to suspend Bernardís license.

Bernard has consistently defended her actions, and she told the board on Thursday that she followed Indianaís reporting requirements and hospital policy by notifying hospital social workers about the child abuse ó and that the girlís rape was already being investigated by Ohio authorities. Bernard's lawyers also said that she didnít release any identifying information about the girl that would break privacy laws.

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Reply Indiana doctor reprimanded for talking publicly about Ohio 10-year-old's abortion (Original post)
In It to Win It Friday OP
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SunSeeker Friday #2
Hekate Friday #4
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Emile Friday #6

Response to In It to Win It (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:01 AM

1. So the doctor is at fault?

Jym Jordan called the victim a liar.



Unbelievable.

This is BS. The doctor did not break any ethics/privacy codes.

The Indianapolis Star cited the girlís case in a July 1 article that sparked a national political uproar in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer, putting into effect an Ohio law that prohibited abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Some news outlets and Republican politicians falsely suggested Bernard fabricated the story, until a 27-year-old man was charged with the rape in Columbus, Ohio. During an event at the White House, President Joe Biden nearly shouted his outrage over the case.


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2023, 03:20 AM

2. That rape victim should sue Gym Jordan for defamation.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2023, 04:06 AM

4. She's a little girl of 10.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Fri May 26, 2023, 04:29 AM

5. Yes, making Jordan's lies that much sicker. Her mother can bring the lawsuit for her.

Or she can wait until she's 18 and bring suit herself. California law allows for the statute of limitations to be put on hold until the minor turns 18, don't know about Ohio law.

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Response to In It to Win It (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 03:21 AM

3. Indiana is going to lose a lot of its gynecologists.

They are welcome in California.

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Response to In It to Win It (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 04:34 AM

6. They prefer the doctor not do anything to save the little girls life.

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