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Doctor in 10-year-old rape victim’s abortion faces AG inquiry, threats

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita sent a notice to Caitlin Bernard's legal team advising them that the doctor is under investigation for how she had reported the procedure to state officials. Bernard says she and her family have faced harassment in the weeks since she shared a story that’s garnered worldwide attention. The attorney general has continued to cast doubt on the physician, despite Gerson Fuentes, 27, being charged with rape in the child's case earlier this month. In a Tuesday interview with NPR, Bernard said she has felt threatened since the story of the 10-year-old rape victim's abortion was posted online. She challenged those who doubted the veracity of her story on “CBS Evening News” and said she is “not the only provider

Indiana Attorney General Rokita is looking into whether Indiana doctor followed protocol for reporting abortion. Indiana University Health officials say doctor did not violate privacy laws when she shared an anecdote with the media about the 10-year-old rape victim needing an abortion. Attorney General's office says it will fight the “baseless claims” of any potential lawsuit that is “part of a divisive narrative and an attempt to distract from the important work of the office’s office, a spokesperson told The Post last week. Dr. Bernard says she shared the story of the child rape victim was needed to raise awareness about “what the real-life implications are for people who need abortion care” She declined to say whether she regretted speaking out, or if she would have handled the situation differently.