Indiana doctor won’t lose license after speaking out about child rape victim who had abortion, board rules

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Medical board rules Dr Caitlin Bernard can continue practicing after speaking out about 10-year-old who traveled for abortion

The Indiana state medical board has ruled that it will allow Dr Caitlin Bernard to continue practicing in Indiana after she spoke out about a 10-year-old rape victim who travel to Indiana for abortion care due to restrictions in the girl’s own state of Ohio.

The doctor will not lose her license, although the seven-person board ruled that Bernard violated patient privacy laws in discussing the 10-year-old’s case with media. Bernard was not found to have violated reporting requirements around child abuse in the case – another charge against her.

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