Indiana AG In Hot Water Over Abortion Comments

Indianapolis’s Fox affiliate reports:

The Disciplinary Commission of the Indiana Supreme Court has filed a disciplinary complaint against Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita in relation to comments he made to media outlets and other public statements he made between July 2022 and September 2022 surrounding an investigation into Dr. Caitlin Bernard.

According to documents filed Monday, the commission claimed that Rokita violated various portions of the Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct when he spoke about the pending investigation into Bernard to Fox News host Jesse Watters on July 13, 2022, as well as to other media outlets and through public statements from the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.

Axios reports:

State law requires that complaints against a doctor’s medical license “shall be held in strict confidence until the attorney general files notice with the board of the attorney general’s intent to prosecute the license.”

In July 2022, Rokita said on Fox News his office was investigating whether Bernard had failed to report the 10-year-old patient’s abortion and sexual abuse as required by law. He called Bernard “an abortion activist, acting as a doctor, with a history of failing to report.”

The Associated Press reports:

Indiana’s attorney general has sued the state’s largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita’s latest attempt to seek disciplinary legal action against Dr. Caitlin Bernard.

The doctor’s account of a 10-year-old rape victim traveling to Indiana to receive abortion drugs became a flashpoint in the abortion debate days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer.