Indiana AG Sues Hospital Over Privacy Of Ohio 10-Year-Old Who Traveled For Abortion

  • Indiana’s Attorney General, Todd Rokita, has filed a lawsuit against the state’s largest hospital system, alleging violations of patient privacy laws due to a doctor publicly sharing the story of a young girl from Ohio who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.
  • This legal action, initiated on Friday in federal court in Indianapolis, is part of Rokita’s ongoing efforts to pursue disciplinary measures against Dr. Caitlin Bernard. Her account of a 10-year-old rape victim’s journey to Indiana for abortion medication sparked controversy in the abortion debate shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last summer.
  • Attorney General Rokita, a Republican known for his strong anti-abortion stance, has been at the forefront of Indiana’s efforts to enact strict abortion restrictions following the Supreme Court’s decision. Recently, a near-total abortion ban in the state went into effect after facing legal challenges.